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INFORMATION DIMENSIONS' NEW BASIS SGMLserver IN ACTION AT SEYBOLD

 SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Dimensions, Inc. has chosen Seybold San Francisco to showcase the power of its new commercial SGML storage manager, built on the premier document DBMS, BASISplus(R). Visitors to Information Dimensions' booth will see an integrated SGML demonstration that retrieves and publishes product literature personalized to their interests. The entire process - from capturing lead information as SGML documents, through profiling an attendee and his/her product interests, and finally producing a customized piece of product literature - will be highlighted.
 At the core of the demonstration is BASIS SGMLserver(TM), a new storage manager built to accept, query, retrieve and manipulate SGML document components as separate objects. Its purpose is to add value to an SGML publishing system by providing database management optimized for SGML documents.
 Bill Young, SGML product manager at Information Dimensions, explained, "Traditional relational database management systems cannot identify SGML components, do not recognize the relationships between SGML components, and cannot distinguish between a good SGML document and one poorly encoded. In contrast, BASIS SGMLserver(TM) parses and validates the structure of every document that is entered into the database, so SGML data can be received from virtually any source and stored with a high degree of integrity."
 In addition to protecting SGML document collections, BASIS SGMLserver(TM) increases productivity by providing better search precision, component level update and concurrent access. BASIS SGMLserver(TM) also increases the value of information by compiling a concise, complete package of research from a single query such as "Find all warnings that discuss potential problems related to heat."
 "A company's investment in SGML encoding is sizable," said Young. "What we're showing in our Seybold booth is the value an SGML storage manager adds to that investment. It is an essential piece of a complete electronic information system."
 Information Dimensions has developed this object-oriented application development interface as a result of its involvement with the Department of Defense Joint CALS (Computer-aided Acquisition and Logistics Support) project. Several leading commercial organizations are currently in the BASIS SGMLserver(TM) beta program, developing prototype SGML document database systems.
 Platforms initially supported will be VAX/VMS and all major UNIX systems. BASIS SGMLserver(TM) will be available for first commercial shipment in January 1994 and pricing will begin at $5,000.
 Information Dimensions, Inc. is an international software company specializing in information management technology. Information Dimensions' BASISplus(R) is the leading document database management system according to studies conducted by Delphi Consulting Group, Gartner Group and IDC. For further information visit the Information Dimensions' booth at Seybold San Francisco in South Hall (No: 2719).
 BASISplus(R) is a registered trademark of Information Dimensions, Inc. BASIS SGMLserver(TM) is a trademark of Information Dimensions, Inc. All other brand and corporate names are trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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 /CONTACT: Janet Nunn, manager, public relations, of Information Dimensions, 614-761-7262/


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