The Intelligent Classification Engine (ICE) is the platform underlying Future
Edge Knowledge Management products.
ICE is a fully functional concept extraction and manipulation engine. A natural
language analysis package combining the latest linguistic, Bayesian and probabilistic
technologies, ICE allows natural language analysis and matching capabilities to
be added to or embedded within third-party applications, providing a host of benefits.
Rather than relying on the appearance of keywords within text, ICE is able
to learn about the subjects and concepts that it's content base includes, relate
them, and rank their importance. Because of this ICE is not only able to provide
much more relevant results, than current methods but is also able to accept fully
natural language queries in any language.
By integrating ICE with Future Edge's family of syncTools, (syncDb and syncWeb
etc) it has the capability to synchronise e-mails, databases, intranet and Internet
information into a single knowledge base. Content does not necessarily mean the
traditional news article, web page or word document. ICE is also able to index
information about products, TV and radio listings, and even people. Because of
the concept extraction technology, as long as there is a natural language description
of something, ICE is able to understand how that object relates to all the others
it knows about.
ICE comes with fully documented APIs providing easy access to its rich functionality.
It has demonstrably fast responses, and is scalable to millions of documents and
thus can be adapted to many different situations. ICE is written in C, allowing
easy portability amongst all popular operating systems such as Windows NT and