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Enhanced Indexing Support in Tamino XML Server Version 4.1.4

Software AG's Tamino XML Server Offers Enhanced Support for Non-XML Documents

Tamino XML Server Version 4.1.4 Provides Indexer to Better Search Metadata for Microsoft Office and Sun StarOffice Documents

Reston, VA, USA. July 1, 2003.

Software AG, Inc., a pioneer in XML solutions, today announced that version 4.1.4 of its Tamino XML Server includes a new indexing tool for performing metadata searches on non-XML documents such as Microsoft Office and Sun StarOffice. Other text retrieval enhancements in Tamino XML Server 4.1.4 include phonetic document searches and retreived text highlighting. These enhancements enable better access to both Extensible Markup Language (XML) documents and other types of business and multimedia content.

Tamino Non-XML Indexer

Tamino's Non-XML Indexer plug-in module works with Tamino to extend the set of searchable metadata -- such as author, creation date, date last modified, or file size -- that is associated with non-XML documents. This capability facilitates faster and more intelligent searches of non-XML documents using Tamino. The module can create indices for standard document formats such as Microsoft Office (including Word and Excel), StarOffice (including Writer and Calc), OpenOffice, Plain text files (UTF-8), MPEG Audio (often known as MP3 files), RTF (Rich Text Format) and ZIP files. Separately installable on Tamino, the Non-XML Indexer plug-in module can be downloaded from the Tamino Developer Community (

Phonetic Searches

Tamino XML Server version 4.1.4 allows for phonetic searches, meaning that documents will be returned which contain a phonetic equivalent to the specific search term. This capability can increase the number of "hits" during a search for a term where the pronunciation is known, but the exact spelling is unknown. For example, a search on "site" would also yield results for "sight," and a search on "eight" would also yield results for "ate."

Text Retrieval Highlighting

When returning results from queries against stored document texts, Tamino XML Server version 4.1.4 now highlights elements of the found text that match elements of the recipient's query. This enables returned information to be evaluated more quickly and easily by the requestor.

Other Enhancements

Tamino XML Server's new application programming interface (API) for C allows client applications written in C or C++ to access Tamino without going through a Web server. In addition, any programming language that allows external C routines to be called can take advantage of the functionality provided by the Tamino API for C.

Tamino already offers a wide array of APIs -- including Java, Jscript, ActiveX and .Net -- to allow developers to work in the programming language that best matches their current skill sets and programming environment. The Tamino API for C is supported in Tamino versions 4.1 and above.


Tamino XML Server 4.1.4 is available now for Windows 2000/XP Pro, Linux (Intel systems and S/390) HP-UX, Sun Solaris 8 and IBM AIX 5.1 and 5.2. Later this month Tamino will also run on Sun Solaris 9.

About Tamino

Tamino XML Server is a high-performance platform for storing, publishing and exchanging Extensible Markup Language (XML) documents. It allows enterprises to deal efficiently with unstructured data and content, providing a platform for independent exchange of business documents and data between suppliers, customers and partners.

Tamino XML Server is the foundation for many content driven applications that access, manage and store information. Software AG, Inc. partners that have embedded or included Tamino technology with their products include Nextance (, Stellent ( and X.Systems, Inc. ( More information about Tamino is available at

About Software AG, Inc

Based in Reston, Va., Software AG, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Software AG, headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany. Founded in 1969, Software AG continues to be Europe's largest and a leading global provider of system software and services enabling enterprise data integration and management. Software AG's products control the central IT processes of thousands of renowned companies worldwide including Delta Airlines, Citibank, Merck and Sony. Software AG develops products and solutions that support the XML (Extensible Markup Language) standard. XML simplifies the exchange of documents and data as well as the integration of cutting-edge Web applications into traditional IT architectures. Software AG works with such sales and technology partners as IBM, Sun, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, BEA and Stellent. In 2002, the corporation achieved 475 million euros in total revenue. Software AG has offices in over 70 countries and currently employs a staff of about 3,000.


Software AG, Inc.
Reston, VA, USA.
Jim Fowler
Tel: +1 703/391-8376

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