Basis Technology Launches Digital Forensics Initiative

Cambridge, Massachusetts, January 31, 2006—Basis Technology announced today the launch of an initiative to create the next generation of digital forensics products, and the appointment of two renowned experts to lead this effort. Brian Carrier, author of one of the standard reference books on forensics “File System Forensic Analysis,” will join Basis Technology as Director of the recently created Digital Forensics Group. Mr. Carrier is also well known as the author of two widely used open-source forensics tools, Sleuth Kit and Autopsy. He expects to receive his Ph.D. in computer science from Purdue University this spring.Dr. Simson Garfinkel, a well-known author and award-winning journalist has accepted the position of Consulting Scientist and Forensics Software Architect. Dr. Garfinkel is presently a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and the author of the open-source Advanced Forensics Format (AFF) software library. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is the author and co-author of fourteen books on computing.

“This initiative represents an important new direction for our company, building upon our expertise in Web and do*****ent search,” said Carl Hoffman, CEO of Basis Technology. “Adding forensics capability to our Rosette® Linguistics Platform will enable forensics professionals to glean information from digital media in any language.”

“Digital forensics has rapidly emerged as a critical new discipline in litigation support, law enforcement, military, and intelligence,” said Benson Margulies, COO/CTO of Basis Technology. “We are very excited to have Brian Carrier and Simson Garfinkel leading this effort; they are two of the brightest stars in this field, and we are fortunate to have them both.”

About Basis Technology
Basis Technology ( provides software solutions for multilingual text mining and information retrieval applications. The company’s Rosette® Linguistics Platform is a suite of high-performance, highly reliable, interoperable software components designed for applications that analyze and process all the world’s languages.

Top-tier software vendors, content providers, multinational enterprises, and government agencies rely on Basis Technology’s solutions for Unicode compliance, language identification, multilingual search, normalization, transliteration, and entity extraction. Clients include industry leaders America Online, Convera, Endeca, FAST, Google, Hewlett-Packard, L.L Bean, Microsoft, Oracle, Siebel Systems, Verity, and Yahoo. Government contractors utilizing Basis Technology products include BBN, CACI, Fujitsu, Lockheed Martin, NEC, Northrop Grumman, NTT, and SAIC.

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Company headquarters are located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with branch offices in San Francisco, California; Herndon, Virginia; and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit or call 800-697-2062.

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