TRIBUNE EXTENDS USE OF EXCALIBUR’S RETRIEVALWARE

By: Staff reports

Search Technology Added To Former Times Mirror Sites



CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly rendered the

names and URLs of two Web sites: mcall.com and sunspot.net



Tribune Interactive has selected Excalibur’s RetrievalWare to power
search systems on Tribune’s local news and information sites.



Excalibur Technologies Corp., based in San Jose, Calif., created
RetrievalWare to offer users searching and indexing tools for text

files, HTML, documents, database tables, and other formats.
Chicagotribune.com already offers these tools to its audience.


The Tribune Web sites scheduled to add RetrievalWare in the upcoming

months include calendarlive.com, latimes.com, mcall.com, newsday.com,

and sunspot.net ? all sites acquired earlier this year from Times

Mirror.



The Chicago Tribune and Excalibur started working together a
year ago on a news archiving initiative. The project will digitize the
Tribune’s archive of news clippings, images, and other historical
material from 1849 to the present. The result is a searchable digital
library that will be made available to the public.


Other Tribune newspaper sites that currently use RetrievalWare as a
search solution include dailypress.com, orlandosentinel.com, and
sunsentinel.com. Entertainment sites using the technology include
BlackVoices.com, Go2orlando.com, and Chicago’s Metromix.com.


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