Expert System and Esri Italia announce partnership
Modena, Roma 2-1-2011
Modena, Roma February 1, 2011 – Expert System, the leading provider of semantic software that searches, discovers, classifies and interprets text information, and Esri Italia, the Italian leading provider of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, announce today a partnership aimed to offer solutions which combine the capabilities of semantic technology with spatial and geo-referencing analysis and management technology, for increased OSINT capabilities.
Esri ArcGIS technology runs on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers worldwide, providing the backbone for worldwide spatial analysis and mapping. The partnership between Expert System and Esri Italia leverages the synergy between the respective technologies to automatically identify, extract and manage geographical information stored in unstructured data (documents, emails, social media, etc.).
“The geographic dimension of acquired open source data is a key element when making complex and sophisticated analysis today,” said Andrea Melegari, Chief Operating Officer, Intelligence Division, Expert System. “The collaboration with Esri allows us to respond to our customers’ requirements to maximize the potential of geo-referencing to more effectively support the decision making processes.”
The integration of Esri geo-analysis technology and Expert System’s knowledge management and text mining solutions renders geographic search and analysis activities more efficient. As a result, search results discovered through semantic analysis can be visualized in geographic maps derived from the geo-analysis, providing analysts with a deeper level of detail.
“The combination of Expert System’s semantic expertise with our experience in geospatial intelligence gives us the ability to provide our customers with unconventional analysis tools,” said Giancarlo Volpi, Sales Responsible for Defence & Intelligence market at Esri Italia. “This is an important collaboration not only for Defence and Intelligence, but even in the areas of National Security, Telecoms, Utilities and, in general, anywhere the analysis of large quantities of data, from a multitude of various and heterogeneous sources, can be summarized through a geographic vision.”
Expert System will be demonstrating the new geographic features of its Cogito Intelligence Platform at the upcoming USEUCOM Information, Innovation, Integration, and Technology Conference and Exposition (i3T), taking place February 14-17, 2011 in Berlin, Germany.
Visit Expert System in booth #29 or at http://www.expertsystem.net/ to learn more.
Esri Italia is the Official Distributor for Italy of Esri, worldwide leader in GIS (Geographic Information System) software and solutions. Esri Italia is part of GKH (Geospatial Knowledge Holding), a Private Italian Group which includes Galileian Plus, a Company focused on solutions for Government and Business Companies based on advanced location technologies and services. Established in 1990 and boasting a strong and recognized presence in Government and Business markets, Esri Italia is today the reference point for the GIS sector in Italy.