Nova Techset – Katalyst and Taylor & Francis Streamline Copyediting with Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Apr 10, 2018, 09:03 ET
EVANSTON, Ill., April 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Nova Techset, the publishing services division of Katalyst Technologies Inc., today announced details of its continuing technology innovation partnership with Taylor & Francis Group. Nova Techset and Taylor & Francis have collaborated over the past year to create an entirely new copyediting process called Contextual Copyediting that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and natural language processing to assess and score the language quality of articles accepted into the Taylor & Francis journals workflow to determine a customized level of editorial intervention. Nova Techset calls this workflow CC3SM, for Contextual Copyediting, three levels. Processing of journal articles using CC3 reduces time to publication as well as copyediting cost.
Nova Techset has also announced that it was recently identified as one of three core publishing services suppliers by the Taylor & Francis’s global journals program, taking on an additional volume of new journals work with immediate effect.
Nova Techset and Taylor & Francis will present a joint case study on Contextual Copyediting at the upcoming annual meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) being held in Chicago May 30 – June 1, 2018. More details may be found here: https://bit.ly/2uRtAjZ
Stewart Gardiner, Global Production Director for Taylor & Francis journals commented, “Our perspective on this is simple: If an article needs work, we should be copyediting it. If an article doesn’t need work, we should leave it alone. The results have been very positive. We regularly survey authors and editors, and our data shows a high level of confidence in our editorial work using Contextual Copyediting.”
Vivek Nagarkatti, Nova Techset’s Executive Director says, “We are finding that many of our journal customers are interested in implementing the CC3 workflow with built-in AI. This process innovation really accelerates time to publication. We greatly appreciate the collaboration with Taylor & Francis journals that has allowed for this amazing editorial workflow improvement to take shape.”
About Nova Techset
Nova Techset is a leading supplier of prepress services to the STM and academic publishing world. We provide pre-editing, copyediting, composition, software development, and ePub solutions, as well as a full range of project management services. Nova Techset was recently acquired by Katalyst Technologies, a best-in-class software, technology services and solutions provider to multiple industries and geographies. Katalyst’s core areas of expertise are in ERP, supply chain, engineering, digital & e-commerce, and publishing services.
About Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis partners with world-class authors, from leading scientists and researchers, to scholars and professionals operating at the top of their fields. Together, we publish in all areas of the Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Science, Technology and Medicine sectors. We are one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks, text books and reference works.
Katalyst Technologies Acquires Nova Techset
Apr 05, 2018, 09:03 ET
EVANSTON, Ill., April 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Katalyst Technologies Inc. has recently acquired Nova Techset Limited, a publishing services firm with offices in the US, UK, and India. Nova Techset is a leading global supplier of prepress services to the STM and academic publishing world. With the acquisition by Katalyst Technologies, Nova Techset is now uniquely positioned to continue building momentum within a growing list of premier publishing clients, and to add new partnerships in the publishing industry.
“When considering this transaction, it became clear that Nova Techset could really benefit from Katalyst’s financial strength and IT capabilities, while Katalyst would benefit by adding a list of top-tier publishing clients, a new business location in London from which to target the UK and Europe, as well as two additional services facilities in India. It just made great sense,” says Rahul Shah, CEO, Katalyst Technologies.
“We are thrilled about our new association with Katalyst,” says Vivek Nagarkatti, Executive Director, Nova Techset. “Their size and strength will assist us in scaling up to meet the needs of our current and prospective publishing clients all over the world. In fact, since becoming part of Katalyst, we are already seeing strong growth within our existing accounts, and new customers are being added every month.”
Katalyst Technologies has immediately expanded Nova Techset’s access to IT and investment resources to grow the business and speed new technology solutions to the publishing market. Katalyst is also considering other strategic acquisitions in the publishing space.
About Nova Techset
Nova Techset is a leading global supplier of prepress services to the STM and academic publishing world, providing pre-editing, copyediting, composition, and ePub solutions as well as a full range of project management services for books and journals. Formed as a combination of the original SR Nova and Techset Composition businesses, with delivery centers in Bengaluru and Chennai, and offices in the UK and the US, Nova Techset has over 45 years of combined experience in the STM and academic book and journal prepress market. A staff of over 800 skilled and experienced personnel produces over 1,000,000 book and journal pages a year.
About Katalyst Technologies
Katalyst Technologies is a best-in-class software technology services and solutions provider whose business and technology experts are highly skilled and work seamlessly across multiple industries, geographies, and technologies. Katalyst areas of expertise are in ERP, supply chain, engineering, digital & e-commerce, professional services, and e-publishing.
Katalyst Technologies is headquartered in Evanston, IL. With the addition of Nova Techset to its divisional portfolio, Katalyst now has business locations in Illinois, Georgia, London (UK), Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bengaluru (India).