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October 15, 2007 - Palo Alto, California - VisualText Professional is now available FREE for personal, academic, internal, development, and non-commercial purposes.  This is to enable users to build applications without incurring upfront costs, and to achieve wide adoption of our revolutionary methodology for NLP.  If a customer decides to "go commercial" with an application, commercial runtime licenses are available at low cost, and other win-win arrangements can be negotiated with TAI. Our free offering also makes our professional services more affordable to customers.

June, 2007 - Boston, Massachusetts - Text Analysis International, Inc. participates in the Text Analytics Summit.

April, 2007 - Palo Alto, California - Text Analysis International, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Colin Johnson as acting VP of Business Development.

Most recently, Colin was the CEO of Eyetools, Inc. the leading provider of content and design analytics of digital media such as websites and email.  Under Colin's stewardship, Eyetools commercialized eyetracking-based user testing traditionally the strict domain of university laboratories and built a business on this important emerging technology field that is practical, efficient, scalable, and that is changing the way that businesses large and small do business online.  

During his years at Eyetools, Colin oversaw all non-technical aspects of the business including sales, strategy and business plan development, pricing, and product marketing. He drew from his diverse professional experience in engineering, marketing, finance and technology innovation to navigate the challenges of launching a high-tech startup.

While Colin was at Eyetools, the company grew its customer list to over 50 companies, including Microsoft, Yahoo, eBay, Google, MarketWatch, E*TRADE, The Economist, Ogilvy One, IBM, MarketingSherpa, and Acxiom.

Prior to Eyetools, he worked in the following companies: Arthur D. Little, General Motors Corporation/Delphi Thermal Systems, Hewlett Packard, the Softnomics Center (a Tokyo-based think tank sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Finance), Westdeutsche Landesbank, at its Madrid branch, and The Juran Institute.

Colin brings to TAI a strong capability for moving the company forward within the text analytics market.

July 10, 2005 - TAIParse 0.7 featuring part-of-speech tagging is released as free beta software. Current accuracy score at 93%

December, 2003 - Palo Alto, California - Text Analysis International, Inc. is part of a team producing conceptual indexing solutions, at DataRenewal.com.

October 5, 2003 - KMWorld introduces VisualText.

July 13, 2002 - LinguistList reviews VisualText.

May 8, 2002 - VisualText in the News! In "Information Extraction in Enterprise Content Management," by Dan Sullivan. DM Review, May 2002..

April 29, 2002 - Palo Alto, California - Text Analysis International, Inc. announces the VisualText 2002 Academic Program to provide colleges and universities with a state-of-the-art development environment for natural language processing (NLP).  VisualText accelerates the construction of fast, accurate, and highly maintainable text analyzers. It features the NLP++® general programming language with specializations for text analysis.  VisualText analyzers blend grammars, patterns, keyword, and statistical paradigms in a multi-pass framework.  Analyzers can be maintained by annotating text samples and letting the system create and generalize rules automatically.  Information extraction, categorization, and summarization are some of the supported application types.  While the development environment emphasizes a rapid modify-and-test development cycle, the text analyzer and knowledge base can be compiled for optimized performance. 

"We are pleased to announce the VisualText academic version in response to requests by students and teachers.  VisualText is an ideal tool for teaching NLP to linguists, AI students, and other scientists," according to Amnon Meyers, Chief Technology Officer.  "It offers detailed step-by-step views of working analyzers, as well as rich documentation and tutorials to help the student get up to speed quickly. Most importantly, VisualText is fun to learn and use, enhancing its value in educational settings."

February 8, 2002 - Amnon Meyers, CTO of Text Analysis International, presents the VisualText technology at Stanford University's Natural Language Processing Reading Group.

December, 2001 - Text Analysis International completes the first sales of VisualText to commercial and government customers.

October 10, 2001 - Text Analysis International releases its flagship product, VisualText 1.0. VisualText is an integrated development environment (IDE) that accelerates the construction of accurate, fast, and maintainable text analyzers.

September, 2001 - "Text Processing in an Integrated Development Environment (IDE): Integrating Natural Language Processing (NLP) Techniques," Paul Deane, David de Hilster, Amnon Meyers. In PC AI, Volume 15, Issue 5, Sept/Oct 2001.

May 10, 2001 - VisualText Beta program commences.