Base Linguistics, a component of Basis Technology's Rosette Linguistics Platform (RLP), is featured in information retrieval and text mining applications and performs critical functions such as segmentation, decompounding, and part-of-speech analysis. A newly developed orthographic normalization capability of RLP enhances Base Linguistics by providing different spellings of common words, such as "color" and "colour" in English, to a single form. This allows search engines to find occurrences of any form of these words, which is a common and frequent instance in the Japanese language.
Feedster's syndicated content service can now search millions of RSS feeds in Japanese to provide Webpublishers with a Web-based tool that helps editors tailor aggregated feeds to generate new content and, as a result, new ad inventory. Editors can define how specific or broad the content subject parameters will be and have tools to offer subset content of larger topics. Using Feedster's standards-compliant XML-based feeds, this dynamic content can be a part of a publisher's Website, or a stand-alone feature. In Japan, these results will be accessible through mobile devices including cell phones.