When you first start up a Mindbreeze Search Appliance, it's tempting to let it just figure things out on its own. After all, its 'nature' is pretty smart as computers go - out of the box it can already read the documents its indexing and both identify and classify the various terms it finds in them. It can understand that 'Brooklyn' or '42 Wallaby Way' is a location, 'August 23' is a date, 'Wendy Fulton' is a name, and associate those specific bits of knowledge with the document. Using its internal Artificial Intelligence, Mindbreeze is capable of taking this further - it can identify terms that are concepts, like 'project' or 'meeting'. Using natural language processing on both the documents and on search queries allows the appliance to respond differently to similar queries - ask Mindbreeze 'When is the meeting with Microsoft?' and it understands that you are trying to find information about dates and times. Ask 'Who is in the meeting with Microsoft?' and it understands that you are looking for people.
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) protects America’s natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future. DOI had the goal to consolidate nine Content Management Systems into a single common platform based on the Drupal CMS platform. The Fig Leaf Software / Phase2 Technology team was selected from a large field of vendors to be a part of a multi-company BPA dedicated to support the Drupal platform at DOI and their CMS consolidation efforts.
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) awarded Fig Leaf Software a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) for IT software development and sustained engineering of the Ex-Im Online Program. Ex-Im Bank’s mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. With more than 78 years of experience, Ex-Im Bank has supported more than $456 billion of U.S. exports, primarily to developing markets worldwide.
Over the past decade, Fig Leaf Software’s on-site team of web developers have engineered a variety of solutions for the bank that include, but are not limited to the following:
Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service (NPS) with the care of their national parks. With the help of volunteers and park partners, NPS is proud to safeguard these more than 400 places and to share their stories with more than 275 million visitors every year. The National Park Service desired to improve the user experience related to educational websites by combining multiple education subsites to provide a single streamlined education portal.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is a law enforcement agency in the United States Department of Justice that protects our communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products. ATF partners with communities, industries, law enforcement, and public safety agencies to safeguard the public through information sharing, training, research, and use of technology.
The Alaska Public Land Information Centers (Alaska Centers) support the use and enjoyment of Alaska’s public lands, both state and federal. Each of the four Alaska Center locations provide public land information, trip-planning assistance, education on Alaskan history and culture, and support to protect Alaska’s natural resources. These centers are nationally recognized for providing consistent, high quality services and they wanted to provide a similarly high-quality experience for online visitors, regardless of where they might plan to visit in Alaska.
As one of the U.S. Government’s smaller federal agencies, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is responsible for helping U.S. based businesses expand into foreign markets. The agency is made up of various business units focused on industries and company size. One of the primary focuses of the Bank is to help foster and promote Small Business growth by supporting U.S. small businesses as they seek to export goods overseas to global markets. Trade finance is a complex topic so the EXIM Small Business Group was seeking a path to broaden and extend engagement with small business leaders across all 50 states.