$5 million contract awarded to Amherst software firm

Submitted by Blake on Sat, 02/24/2007 - 16:52

The Buffalo News has a piece on Janya, a local software company that designs programs to help computers "read" vast chunks of text has won a $5 million research contract from the Air Force Research Laboratories. "We pick up where search engines leave off," Srihari said.

First, the program converts documents into words. Then, it scans each word and determines - based on context and rules of grammar - whether it is a name, place or other entity and how each is connected.