Sentius Corporation is a technology and intellectual
property licensing company headquartered in McLean, Virginia.
Founded in 1993, Sentius has developed a number of breakthroughs
in search and navigation technologies, and holds key patents for
contextually linking data, which automates the delivery of point-of-interest
content to end-users at the word, phrase, and metadata level for
any Web application.
The technology was first developed to address the practical communication
challenges encountered in reading foreign language e-mail in
Japan – essentially an endless need to refer to multiple content
sources to better understand the multi-lingual text. It evolved
to efficiently link terms within a document with their pronunciations
and definitions. Clicking on a term would launch a custom window
in the context on the page being read. Sentius grew to serve emerging
electronic publishing businesses, with consumer software applications
for electronic books, technical documents, news and websites.
With the proliferation of the Internet, Sentius developed
and patented RichLink to help corporations find a better way to
reach and retain Web-based audiences. The company has distributed
over one million copies of software, enriched millions of
documents, produced award winning products, and partnered with major
technology and media companies such as Apple, Sony, IBM/Lotus, Reuters Health,
Dun & Bradstreet, Kenkyusha and others.