Basis Technology Releases Highlight 6.0 in Continued Partnership With ODNI and DIA

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Basis Technology, the global leader in multilingual search and text analytics, today announced the release of key enhancements to Highlight — a tool for Intelligence Community (IC) linguists and analysts to standardize named entities in their documents. As a result of Basis Technology's strategic partnership with The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the release of Highlight 6.0 addresses the difficulties in transliterating names of foreign persons and places into IC standards.

Subtle discrepancies in the spellings of names within translated documents can lead to recurring flaws and missed opportunities. IC transliteration standards exist to eliminate these discrepancies, but adhering to them is time-consuming and error-prone. Highlight was created by linguistics and text analytics experts at Basis Technology in order to simplify IC-compliant workflow and report generation, greatly reducing the number of name inconsistencies from translator and intelligence analyst reports.

Key features of Highlight 6.0 include:

  • Now supports 5 languages: Arabic, Mandarin, Dari, Farsi, Pashto
  • IC-compliant entity standardization for people and place names
  • Choice of interactive or automatic name identification and translation
  • Word and Excel plug-ins for Microsoft Office 2007 & 2010
  • Accredited for Top Secret, Secret, and Unclassified Government Systems
  • Received the Certificate of Networthiness
  • Support DOCEX, DOMEX, CELLEX, HUMINT and SIGINT missions

"The increased data collection of both domestic and foreign information has created a very critical need for quick and accurate text analysis," said Carl Hoffman, CEO of Basis Technology. "Our ongoing work with the ODNI and DIA has uniquely positioned us to provide the Intelligence Community with a proven solution that takes the guesswork out of translators jobs and provides the end user with the actionable intelligence to meet their mission critical needs. We look forward to continuing this relationship and providing our customers with the innovative text analytics and linguistic solutions they have come to expect from Basis Technology."

Underneath the hood of Highlight is Basis Technology's Rosette® software — the world's most widely used component library for multilingual text retrieval and analysis. Rosette reveals the structured data hidden within Big Text. This powerful suite of linguistic analysis components provides automatic language identification, linguistic analysis, entity extraction, and entity translation from unstructured text, all in a single, unified framework. The ability to leverage Rosette's powerful text analytics features makes Highlight an indispensable tool for IC linguists and analysts. For additional information on Highlight 6.0, please visit:

About Basis Technology

Basis Technology develops innovative products and solutions incorporating multilingual text analytics and digital forensics. The Rosette® linguistics platform provides morphological analysis, entity extraction, name matching, name translation, and chat translation, yielding useful information from unstructured data in such fields as information retrieval, government intelligence, e‑discovery, and financial compliance. The digital forensics team pioneers better, faster, and cheaper techniques to extract forensic evidence, keeping government and law enforcement ahead of the exponential growth of data storage volumes.

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Source: Basis Technology