CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO, February 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc , a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has selected Autonomy's Meaning Based Computing platform, IDOL, to manage and access more than 10 million documents in its digital library. The Autonomy solution will enable the CAAC's digital library, which is a Chinese Ministry-owned branch of the Chinese National Library, to integrate all of its content sources and provide its users with fast and accurate information access.

With the rapid development of the Chinese aviation industry, the CAAC has seen a dramatic increase in the number of documents in its digital library. As a result, the CAAC recognized the need to implement a sophisticated information access solution that can deliver scalability and high-speed access to its millions of documents. Autonomy IDOL will allow the CAAC to integrate all of its different data types from various content repositories within the CAAC Digital Library, and provide advanced functionalities, including conceptual search, classification, clustering, and document recommendations.

Autonomy IDOL performs conceptual and contextual analysis and probability matching on information to find the meaning within and the inter-relationships between and among disparate pieces of content. This unique approach allows global organizations to find and access the most pertinent content for business value or risk management, irrespective of languages, operating systems, and file types. By supporting more than 1,000 different data formats, including structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data, located across 400 different content repositories, Autonomy can search all categories of information repositories in an organization. IDOL is fault-tolerant using load balancing and mirroring, highly scalable, secure, and has sub-second performance on billions of files.

According to Shenghui Zhang, director at the Center of Aviation Safety Technology, One of the CAAC's objectives is to promote safety management in the aviation industry. The Autonomy IDOL solution will provide our users with easier access to mission-critical information in our digital library, while delivering a solid foundation for the CAAC's business growth and development.

With the dramatic growth in China's aviation industry, it is critical that users are able to not just find the right information to do their job, but it is equally important for them to share their knowledge and expertise in the field, said Mike Lynch, CEO of Autonomy. We are delighted that Autonomy will become a key partner to the CAAC in its effort to improve information sharing amongst its users.

About Autonomy

Autonomy Corporation plc , a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, spearheads the Meaning Based Computing movement. It was recently ranked by IDC as the clear leader in enterprise search revenues, with market share nearly double that of its nearest competitor. Autonomy's technology allows computers to harness the full richness of human information, forming a conceptual and contextual understanding of any piece of electronic data, including unstructured information, such as text, email, web pages, voice, or video. Autonomy's software powers the full spectrum of mission-critical enterprise applications including pan-enterprise search, customer interaction solutions, information governance, end-to-end eDiscovery, records management, archiving, business process management, web content management, web optimization, rich media management and video and audio analysis.

Autonomy's customer base is comprised of more than 20,000 global companies, law firms and federal agencies including: AOL, BAE Systems, BBC, Bloomberg, Boeing, Citigroup, Coca Cola, Daimler AG, Deutsche Bank, DLA Piper, Ericsson, FedEx, Ford, GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyds TSB, NASA, Nestle, the New York Stock Exchange, Reuters, Shell, Tesco, T-Mobile, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. More than 400 companies OEM Autonomy technology, including Symantec, Citrix, HP, Novell, Oracle, Sybase and TIBCO. The company has offices worldwide. Please visit to find out more.

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CONTACT: Winifred Shum of Autonomy (US), +1-408-771-6668,; or Ian Bain of The Red Consultancy (US),+1-415-618-8806,; or David Vindel of The RedConsultancy (UK), +44-207-0256529,; orEdward Bridges of Financial Dynamics (UK), +44-207-831-3113,, all for Autonomy