Thomson Reuters and Oracle today announced support for the media giant's OpenCalais metadata generation service within release 2 of Oracle Spatial 11g. The integration gives Oracle users and developers direct access to OpenCalais' natural language processing (NLP) capabilities.
More importantly, perhaps, direct integration with an Enterprise product such as Oracle's database says much about how far the semantic technology community has come in being able to offer solutions capable of scaling - robustly - to meet Enterprise-scale demands.
Xavier Lopez, Oracle's Director for Spatial and Semantic Technologies, is quoted in Thomson Reuters' press release;
"This interoperability lets users quickly process documents in different formats (such as Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF), to extract semantic metadata that can be used for more semantically complete searches in Oracle11g."