Vantage Learning's iSEEK Education Searchblade Selected as Finalist for the 2009 Annual CODiE Awards

Selected in the Best Education Reference or Search Service category, iSEEK Targeted Discovery search engine the 1st to use natural language processing (NLP)

2009 SIIA CODiE Awards

NEWTOWN, Pa.--()--Vantage Learning (www.VantageLearning.com), a pioneer of Software as a Service (SaaS) for the K-12 education market segment, announced that the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has chosen Vantage Learning's iSEEK Education Searchblade as a finalist for the annual CODiE Awards. The CODiE Awards showcase the industry's finest products and services, celebrate outstanding achievement and vision, and provide the only peer recognition program of its kind.

Empowering individuals with the knowledge to act by dynamically targeting, discovering, and organizing information, iSEEK Education provides timesaving intelligent search and a personal Web-based library to help users locate the most relevant results immediately and find them quickly later. Hundreds of thousands of authoritative resources are compiled using advanced linguistic technology that does not depend on humans or keyword search indexes utilized by the most common search engines in the market today. Industry leading iViews™ dynamically categorize information to help the user narrow their search criteria.

“We are delighted that iSEEK was selected as a finalist in the first year of our product launch,” stated Harry Barfoot, Vice President of Marketing. “iSEEK is truly unique in the industry. Leveraging many of our 40 patents in natural language understanding, we have taken search to an entirely new level. In iSEEK, you can use natural language to do your searches. Instead of relying on keyword pattern matching and algorithms, iSEEK knows the meaning and concepts embedded in the questions you ask, so it understands what you are asking and retrieves relevant information. No more strategically selecting keywords then adding to them, revising them, and searching again to get the results you want - simply ask questions. Rather than wading through a mini-web of thousands of results, one by one, in some indiscernible order, you are guided to a specific set of relevant results with iViews. iSEEK will take you to the exact page of a PDF document, or the actual slide of a PowerPoint presentation. iSEEK Education represents a specific authoritative searchblade designed to help teachers and students find valuable resources quickly and efficiently.”

Companies like Intuit use iSEEK today inside applications like QuickBooks and TurboTax to help users find information faster and avoid costly customer service calls and emails. Additionally, iSEEK was recently selected as the winner as the best search engine in the AltSearchEngine Search Race.

The 24th Annual CODiE Awards Gala will be held on May 4, 2009 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco during the annual SIIA Annual Conference. To see iSEEK Education live, go to www.education.iseek.com.

Lastly, iSEEK Education will be demonstrated, along with flagship MY Access! at the Computer-Using Educators (CUE) Annual conference March 6-7, 2009 in Palm Springs, CA.

About Vantage Learning

A pioneer in providing Software as a Service (SaaS) model to deliver solutions to educators, Vantage Learning (www.vantagelearning.com) is recognized as the leader in cost-effective online assessment and instructional programs for K-12 school districts. Leveraging technology such as artificial intelligence, natural language understanding, and Web-based learning objects, Vantage provides educators with high-quality tools and resources that motivate students to learn and that create meaningful interaction between students, parents, and teachers. Vantage is based in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

Contacts

Gregory FCA
Katie Nicolai
610-228-2128
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or
Vantage Learning
John Zoccola
Public Relations Manager
267-756-1108
JZoccola@Vantage.com

Contacts

Gregory FCA
Katie Nicolai
610-228-2128
KatieN@GregoryFCA.com
or
Vantage Learning
John Zoccola
Public Relations Manager
267-756-1108
JZoccola@Vantage.com