IHS has acquired Invention Machine, a leader in semantic search technology. Their patented semantic question-answering software engine provides findability in an efficient manner for engineers and knowledge workers.

MarketWatch shared this news with us in their article, “IHS Acquires Invention Machine and Releases Updated FY2012 Guidance.” This comes after the announcement that IHS has also acquired GlobalSpec Inc., from Warburg Pincus LLC. GlobalSpec is a leading specialized vertical search, product information, and global access point, providing critical digital information tied to key product engineering and design workflows for seven million engineers.

This new merger will bring together all IHS content, insight, and tools into one solution that will address many unsolved problems facing engineers.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.