EmployOn, Inc. First to Use Autonomy's Concept Engine to Give Job Seekers Accurate Search of Massive Jobs Database

Employers and recruiters also use Autonomy engine to search growing

candidate resume database.



Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from EmployOn

    CLEVELAND, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, job seekers in the
 heavily trafficked online employment space have access to the highly praised
 Autonomy search engine.  EmployOn, Inc., a Cleveland-based human capital
 solutions firm, has launched one of the fastest growing employment sites,
 GrassIsGreener.com, which uses a customized version of Autonomy's concept-
 based engine to search a database of over 8 million jobs indexed from over
 100,000 websites.
     The company has also launched its namesake web site, www.employon.com ,
 which gives employers and recruiters access to one of the Internet's largest
 inventories of resumes.  The award-winning Autonomy engine provides a fast,
 economical manner of using a job description to identify candidates with
 matching qualifications.
     The Autonomy Portal-in-a-Box(TM) engine, a product of Cambridge, England-
 based Autonomy Corporation plc (Nasdaq:   AUTN), uses a statistical model to
 link words into concepts, bringing back far more precise information than can
 be achieved by even the most advanced keyword engines.  "What Autonomy has is
 so important," said Forrester's Eric Brown in Wired Magazine, "it doesn't just
 belong 'in a box' - it belongs everywhere."  To date, the main applications of
 the Autonomy engine have been in large-scale corporate and institutional
 intranets for clients such as Merrill-Lynch and the Department of Defense.
     To understand the power of Autonomy's concept-based search technology,
 consider the following example:
     An Internet keyword search for a position as a "Java" software programmer
 would bring back results about coffee, the Indonesian island, the Pleistocene
 hominid known as Java man, and the Java fig tree.  But a search with
 EmployOn's engine for information about "Java software programming" or "Sun's
 Java," will return only results about programming jobs, because EmployOn's
 concept engine knows that when "Java" and "programmer" or "Java" and
 "software" appear together as a concept, the Java being referred to is the
 computer language.
     "Autonomy's noteworthy technology simplifies the searching of large stores
 of information, and our visitors and customers have responded so
 enthusiastically that our company is experiencing dramatic growth," said Jim
 Bennett, EmployOn CEO. "Since we launched our sites and sales effort earlier
 this year, our customer base has quickly grown to 130 companies."
     EmployOn spent 18 months customizing the Autonomy engine for Internet
 scalability and adapting it to the unique requirements of job seekers.  It
 built its GrassIsGreener.com jobs database by manually visiting and viewing,
 or "crawling," hundreds of thousands of websites, including general and niche
 job boards, and corporate, community and regional sites.
     The entire jobs database now is updated every 36 hours with specially
 trained "spiders" (customized software programs) that return to the 100,000
 sites looking for new job postings. EmployOn created these spiders for a
 highly automated and accurate refreshing of the jobs database.
     "Building the database was a massive undertaking," explained EmployOn co-
 founder Matt Carpenter.  "The spiders had to be trained to look for sites with
 jobs, and then to crawl only the employment section of each individual site,
 to bring back only job-related information.  We chose a manual approach to
 give consumers the best possible experience and result."
     "We will give consumers access to virtually all the U.S. jobs on the Web,"
 said Bennett.  "But job seekers shouldn't be burdened with an avalanche of
 results -- it only matters if people can find the job or jobs they want.
 That's why the Autonomy engine is so important. You describe a job in as much
 detail as you want, and if it exists on the web there's a good chance we'll
 find it for you."
     EmployOn has registered its customized search technology under the name
 Match Engine(SM).
 
     About EmployOn(SM) and GrassIsGreener.com(SM)
     Cleveland-based EmployOn is the premier provider of recruitment solutions
 and the largest value-added aggregator of career opportunities on the
 Internet.  The company offers unbundled recruiting services including resume
 database access to employers and recruiters.  Its consumer website,
 GrassIsGreener.com, is the first to give individuals the tools to access more
 than 8 million jobs, and the first to offer one-click access to jobs spread
 across more than 100,000 web sites.  EmployOn's proprietary Match Engine
 search technology permits continuous searching of repeatedly updated
 inventories of both jobs and resumes with a degree of accuracy currently
 unavailable in the employment sector of the Internet.  EmployOn is headed by
 Jim Bennett, a 30-year McKinsey & Company veteran who was previously senior
 executive vice president of KeyCorp, and is backed by Crystal Internet Venture
 Funds, Doll Capital Management and private investors.
 
 

SOURCE EmployOn
    CLEVELAND, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, job seekers in the
 heavily trafficked online employment space have access to the highly praised
 Autonomy search engine.  EmployOn, Inc., a Cleveland-based human capital
 solutions firm, has launched one of the fastest growing employment sites,
 GrassIsGreener.com, which uses a customized version of Autonomy's concept-
 based engine to search a database of over 8 million jobs indexed from over
 100,000 websites.
     The company has also launched its namesake web site, www.employon.com ,
 which gives employers and recruiters access to one of the Internet's largest
 inventories of resumes.  The award-winning Autonomy engine provides a fast,
 economical manner of using a job description to identify candidates with
 matching qualifications.
     The Autonomy Portal-in-a-Box(TM) engine, a product of Cambridge, England-
 based Autonomy Corporation plc (Nasdaq:   AUTN), uses a statistical model to
 link words into concepts, bringing back far more precise information than can
 be achieved by even the most advanced keyword engines.  "What Autonomy has is
 so important," said Forrester's Eric Brown in Wired Magazine, "it doesn't just
 belong 'in a box' - it belongs everywhere."  To date, the main applications of
 the Autonomy engine have been in large-scale corporate and institutional
 intranets for clients such as Merrill-Lynch and the Department of Defense.
     To understand the power of Autonomy's concept-based search technology,
 consider the following example:
     An Internet keyword search for a position as a "Java" software programmer
 would bring back results about coffee, the Indonesian island, the Pleistocene
 hominid known as Java man, and the Java fig tree.  But a search with
 EmployOn's engine for information about "Java software programming" or "Sun's
 Java," will return only results about programming jobs, because EmployOn's
 concept engine knows that when "Java" and "programmer" or "Java" and
 "software" appear together as a concept, the Java being referred to is the
 computer language.
     "Autonomy's noteworthy technology simplifies the searching of large stores
 of information, and our visitors and customers have responded so
 enthusiastically that our company is experiencing dramatic growth," said Jim
 Bennett, EmployOn CEO. "Since we launched our sites and sales effort earlier
 this year, our customer base has quickly grown to 130 companies."
     EmployOn spent 18 months customizing the Autonomy engine for Internet
 scalability and adapting it to the unique requirements of job seekers.  It
 built its GrassIsGreener.com jobs database by manually visiting and viewing,
 or "crawling," hundreds of thousands of websites, including general and niche
 job boards, and corporate, community and regional sites.
     The entire jobs database now is updated every 36 hours with specially
 trained "spiders" (customized software programs) that return to the 100,000
 sites looking for new job postings. EmployOn created these spiders for a
 highly automated and accurate refreshing of the jobs database.
     "Building the database was a massive undertaking," explained EmployOn co-
 founder Matt Carpenter.  "The spiders had to be trained to look for sites with
 jobs, and then to crawl only the employment section of each individual site,
 to bring back only job-related information.  We chose a manual approach to
 give consumers the best possible experience and result."
     "We will give consumers access to virtually all the U.S. jobs on the Web,"
 said Bennett.  "But job seekers shouldn't be burdened with an avalanche of
 results -- it only matters if people can find the job or jobs they want.
 That's why the Autonomy engine is so important. You describe a job in as much
 detail as you want, and if it exists on the web there's a good chance we'll
 find it for you."
     EmployOn has registered its customized search technology under the name
 Match Engine(SM).
 
     About EmployOn(SM) and GrassIsGreener.com(SM)
     Cleveland-based EmployOn is the premier provider of recruitment solutions
 and the largest value-added aggregator of career opportunities on the
 Internet.  The company offers unbundled recruiting services including resume
 database access to employers and recruiters.  Its consumer website,
 GrassIsGreener.com, is the first to give individuals the tools to access more
 than 8 million jobs, and the first to offer one-click access to jobs spread
 across more than 100,000 web sites.  EmployOn's proprietary Match Engine
 search technology permits continuous searching of repeatedly updated
 inventories of both jobs and resumes with a degree of accuracy currently
 unavailable in the employment sector of the Internet.  EmployOn is headed by
 Jim Bennett, a 30-year McKinsey & Company veteran who was previously senior
 executive vice president of KeyCorp, and is backed by Crystal Internet Venture
 Funds, Doll Capital Management and private investors.
 
 SOURCE  EmployOn