Believe it or not, the web site is either back up or my browser finally!
This is a great site with lots of information on GroveMinder (which
nolonger exists -- the product is coming out under a different name). (02)
GroveMinder was the product of Steve Newcomb and his colleagues. (03)
Here's some of the non-technical description:
"The GroveMinder system helps organizations make full use of their
The GroveMinder system enables a comprehensive information framework that
encompasses the entire organization. The framework allows information to
flow seamlessly not only within a department, but throughout an
organization, even among diverse databases and computer systems. (04)
GroveMinder is a document management system.
It manages relationships between information objects (any piece of data or
meta-data: documents, document components, databases, records, images,
sensor output, etc.) With the GroveMinder system, all information objects,
data and metadata alike, are equally easy to access. (05)
An organization's information is put to many uses.
Activities such as financial analysis, online transaction processing
(OLTP), CD-ROM, IETM and traditional publishing are performed daily by
management, accounting, publishing, customer service, marketing and other
The GroveMinder system can understand information in different notations
and database schemas,
and it can find information in file systems, at URL addresses, and at any
other kind of storage location. Relationships between pieces of information
(e.g., an association between a product's description and its market
performance) are managed by GroveMinder and stored in object or
object-relational ("post-relational") databases. The relationships are
stored using the SGML family of standards: DSSSL (ISO/IEC 10179) and HyTime
(ISO/IEC 10744 2nd. Ed.) (07)
GroveMinder's flexible architecture lets it be ported to any platform and
database management system (DBMS) combination.
The system scales extremely well: it can be lightweight for small
applications or robust and powerful enough for the most demanding