SOURCE: SOPHIA Search

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May 30, 2013 08:00 ET

Sophia Recommends Unveiled at BookExpo America 2013

Sophia Recommends Discovers Books Based on User Interest; Driving Increases in Publisher Revenue

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 30, 2013) - Sophia Search, the innovation leader in semantic content analysis, today announced a new product offering, Sophia Recommends™. Sophia Recommends is a solution that helps publishers reach readers by making book recommendations based on an understanding of their current interests. It does this by helping readers discover books, articles or videos by intelligently understanding their interests based on the content they are currently consuming online in real time. In doing so, it enables publishers to bring in more revenue by more accurately matching customers interests to books they want to buy.

Before Sophia Recommends, most publishers have been using tools that recommend additional content selections based on popularity, sales data, friend recommendations and behavioral data. Yet, what was missing was intelligence on what a user is most interested in at any given moment in time. Sophia Recommends enables "searchless search" by allowing the discovery of books automatically, by understanding a reader's interest based on the web content that they are currently consuming. What's more, it takes this intelligence one step further to automatically find similar content, like articles, blog entries, videos or consumer products. These recommendations are then highly relevant to the reader's interest, without relying on cookies or any former knowledge of the reader -- dramatically improving site engagement and sales.

Key Benefits of Sophia Recommends Include:

  • Increased revenue for publishers by more accurately targeting customers with the books that reflect their interests at any moment
  • Ability to automatically generate recommendations among books, articles, products, audio, video and any other text-enhanced content
  • Advanced filter capabilities to make finding relevant content even easier
  • Easy integration through industry standard protocols

"The increasing proliferation of content across multiple channels (online, mobile and tablet) has changed the dynamics of the online publishing industry," said David Patterson, CEO, Sophia. "Publishers of all types want to showcase their titles to readers at the point when they know they are most interested in them. This is the fundamental problem we solve. Our focus is on helping publishers and retailers increase sales by providing the intelligent link between books and readers who are interested them."

Sophia Recommends is based on the Sophia for Publishing platform. Sophia for Publishing is an advanced discovery engine and API set that automatically understands reader interests based on what they are currently consuming online. More info on this platform for content discovery can be found at: http://www.sophiasearch.com/sophia-for-publishing-datasheet.

To see a live demo of Sophia Recommends, go to Booth 630 at BookExpo America 2013 at the Javitz Center in New York City, or contact Sophia at http://sophiasearch.com/corporate/contact.

Pricing and Availability

Available today, Sophia Recommends is a recommendation service that can run on premise or in the cloud. The Sophia Recommends Bookmarklet, a free browser add-on will be available at http://sophiasearch.com/recommends.

Sophia for Publishing, the platform for Sophia Recommends, can easily scale to support from small to extremely large content catalogs and millions of recommendations per minute. The Sophia Recommends pricing is based on a traditional enterprise licensing model, or on a SaaS model. To request pricing, contact Sophia via the channels described here: http://sophiasearch.com/corporate/contact.

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About Sophia
Established in 2007, Sophia is the innovation leader in semantic content analysis. Sophia specializes in automatically extracting precise meaning from content to intuitively understand what it is about without the need for training or human guidance. Sophia is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. with offices in Belfast, N. Ireland and St. Petersburg, Russia. For more information, please visit: http://www.sophiasearch.com.

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