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Verity was the developer of Topic, which became Adobe FrameViewer Retrieval Tools.


Frame Technology licensed Topic's text retrieval technology from Verity in 1992.[1] Frame Technology had also intended to acquire Verity,[2] but instead only invested a US$2 million stake in 1993.[2]

After Frame Technology was acquired by Adobe Systems in October 1995,[3] Adobe FrameViewer Retrieval Tools 5.1 was Adobe's only subsequent release.[4] The tools were discontinued with the release of FrameMaker 5.5.6, which adopted support for the Open Document Management application programming interface (ODMA) for document management systems.[5] Verity was acquired by Autonomy in 1995 for $500 million.[6]


  1. Frame Technology licenses Verity's Topic text-retrieval, Computer Business Review. 1992-06-22.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Frame to add Verity's document retrieval tools to FrameMaker by Jeanette Borzo, InfoWorld p.18. 1993-01-25. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "infoworld-frame-verity" defined multiple times with different content
  3. FrameMaker 5 reworks online publishing by Mike Heck, InfoWorld p.96. 1996-06-29.
  4. Now available: Adobe FrameViewer Retrieval Tools!, Adobe Systems. Archived 1997-07-04.
  5. Got an HTTP 302 response at crawl time | Redirecting to..., Adobe Systems. Archived 1999-01-28.
  6. Autonomy acquires Verity for $500 million by Stacy Cowley, NetworkWorld. 2005-11-04.

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