Texyz, owned and operated by Harry Bego, was established in 1994 in Utrecht, The Netherlands to further develop and exploit ideas formed during earlier work at the universities of Nijmegen and Tilburg. Here's a brief history.
While working on automated language analysis in Tilburg at the Institute for Language Technology and Artificial Intelligence from 1989 until 1995, the basis for TExtract was laid as a private undertaking. The earliest implementation, a Unix C-program already by the name of TExtract, is from January 1991. The first implementation on PC was demonstrated in 1993 at a publishing technology symposium organised by TNO and SBI (Samsom Industrial Information, at the time a part of Wolters Kluwer publishing company), where it caused quite a stir. At the same symposium in 1996, TExtract was awarded the 1996 Documentary Innovation Award. Intermedia, a Wolters Kluwer company, picked up the project and sponsored further development.
Since the first implementation, TExtract has come a long way to evolve into the production-class system that it is today. It has been used in larger and smaller projects in various environments, enabling us to review and improve functionality based on user experiences and suggestions. See the bibliography of recent publications with an index created using TExtract.
1996 Documentary Innovation Award for TExtract at the 5th "Day of the Document", a publishing technology symposium organised by TNO and Kluwer.
Presidents's Pre-doctoral Prize at the 1993 Lacus Forum at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Paper: Bego, H. "A Context Change Model of Feedback Acts". Published in: V. Makkai, Proceedings of the XXth Lacus Forum, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1994. A later version of this paper can be found in: Beun, R.J., M. Baker and M. Reiner (eds) Dialogue and Instruction. Springer, Berlin, 1995.