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CARNEGIE GROUP ANNOUNCES THE AVAILABILITY OF ROCK(TM) 2.1

 CARNEGIE GROUP ANNOUNCES THE AVAILABILITY OF ROCK(TM) 2.1
 SAN JOSE, Calif., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnegie Group, Inc. announced today the release of ROCK(TM) 2.1, its frame-based, high performance technology for processing and storing complex and dynamic information.
 This release of ROCK (Representation of Corporate Knowledge) features a new Interpreter module that enables users to dynamically browse, modify and interact with a ROCK knowledge base during development -- a capability for significantly reducing the knowledge base design cycle.
 ROCK 2.1 also includes the following additional enhancements: integration with relational databases (RDB); permanent storage of the knowledge base in an integrated frame base (IFB); and interprocess communication in a client/server environment.
 Carnegie Group is offering these new features in an introductory ROCK 2.1 Starter Kit that includes training, a two-month license, customer support and an option to purchase a full license to provide users the opportunity to evaluate the technology prior to purchase.
 ROCK technology director, Laura Silver Veach, said the upgrade and new starter kit come in response to suggestions from current users and others interested in the technology. "We added this new functionality to ROCK to meet the needs of value added resellers (VARs) in areas like CASE, CAD/CAM, object technology and database development, as well as for individual programmers who have expressed a need for these representational capabilities," Veach said. "Primarily we are actively pursuing strategic relationships with VARs because we believe ROCK provides the extended representational capability required in a variety of application development areas."
 ROCK 2.1 is a C++ library that encompasses the functionality necessary for supporting the representation of today's dynamic information. This robust, embeddable technology is used to develop applications that require the integration of complex data relationships and knowledge. ROCK is the result of a two-year, multimillion-dollar development project and is based on the specifications of IMKA (Initiative for Managing Knowledge Assets) Technology, which are currently under consideration by the IEEE as a standard for knowledge representation. As Carnegie Group's implementation of the IMKA Technology, ROCK offers the high level of flexibility necessary for representing complex knowledge and information.
 The new Interpreter module allows users to execute ROCK commands online during development. This time-saving tool enhances and accelerates the application development and debugging processes. The Interpreter also facilitates and simplifies later modification of the knowledge base once an application has been delivered.
 The availability of RDB servers means applications developed with ROCK 2.1 can retrieve existing data from traditional databases and transform it into ROCK RDB frames for use as part of the application's knowledge base. Servers are available for both Oracle and Ingres.
 This feature permits persistent knowledge base storage and allows several applications to share the same knowledge base. The IFB is particularly useful for creating large knowledge bases that typically would not fit in existing memory. The IFB can be implemented on top of either an Ingres or Oracle database or a C-Tree (ISAM) file system. A C-Tree server is available for this option.
 The base of ROCK development library is available for $7,800 (additional copies are volume-priced) and an additional $2,000 each for the Interpreter, Oracle server and Ingres server. A C-Tree server is also available for an additional $1,000. A ROCK delivery license is available for $2,500 (additional copies are volume-priced) and an additional $600 each for the Interpreter, Oracle server and Ingres server. The C-Tree server is available for $300.
 The ROCK 2.1 Starter Kit is available for $3,100, which includes the ROCK library, Interpreter, one server, one week of training and two months of license use and customer support. Half the Starter Kit price will be applied to a new license if ordered within 90 days.
 ROCK 2.1 is now available on the DECstation running Ultrix 4.2 and AT&T C++ 2.1 and on the SPARCstation running SunOS 4.1 and SUN C++ 2.1. ROCK will be available on the HP 9000/700 later this year.
 Complete training, user support and software maintenance are available with a ROCK license. Talk to a Carnegie Group representative to find out how ROCK can help you.
 Carnegie Group is the industry leader in applying advanced software technology to capture knowledge assets in semi-custom solutions. Through the automation of complex decision support for the telecommunications, discrete manufacturing, government, high technology, transportation and steel industries, Carnegie Group helps clients leverage their intellectual capital. Carnegie Group's technology is applied in the areas of configuration/provisioning, logistics/planning/scheduling, text processing, help desks/diagnostics, design for manufacturability and sales support/negotiation. Established in 1984, Carnegie Group currently employs more than 175 people.
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 /EDITORS: ROCK 2.1 is being demonstrated during AAAI in Carnegie Group's hospitality suite at the San Jose Fairmont Hotel on Tuesday, July 14, and Wednesday, July 15. For more information, please contact Jennifer Ace at 412-642-6900.
 DECstation and Ultrix are trademarks of the Digital Equipment Corporation. SPARCstation is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. Ingres is a trademark of Relational Technology, Inc. Oracle is a trademark of Oracle Corporation. C-Tree is a trademark of Faircom./
 /CONTACT: Jennifer Ace of Carnegie Group, 412-642-6900/ CO: Carnegie Group ST: Pennsylvania, California IN: CPR SU: PDT


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