July 2, 2008

Convera(R) to Create Human Resources Vertical Search Site for BNA

VIENNA, Va., July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Convera Corporation , http://www.convera.com/, a leading provider of vertical search services for publishers, today announced that it has signed a contract with specialized news and information publisher BNA to build a vertical search engine for Human Resources professionals.

Vertical search sites, toolbars and widgets, aggregating and presenting the most authoritative Web content, are increasingly being seen by business publishers as a way of extending their brands into the essential workflow of their online communities. BNA's community of users will benefit from being able to use such tools alongside BNA's expert news and analysis services.

Convera and BNA are both members of the Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA).

About Convera(R)

Convera is a leading provider of vertical search services for publishers. Based on a semantic index of the Web, Convera enables publishers to generate additional revenue by creating customized search applications for specialist audiences under their own brand. Many of the world's largest publishers rely on Convera vertical search services to accelerate their e-publishing strategies, meet growing monetization goals and build loyal online professional communities.

About BNA

BNA is one of the largest independent publishers of information and analysis products for professionals in law, tax, business, and government, publishing more than 350 news and information services that cover the full range of legal, legislative, regulatory, and economic developments that impact the business environment. This includes many special information and research reports, targeted to specialized audiences. In addition, BNA PLUS is a full-service research and data division, providing research and document retrieval services that add to the value of BNA's publications for thousands of busy professionals each year. Visit http://www.bna.com/ for more information.

Convera Corporation

CONTACT: Matthew Jones, C.F.O. of Convera Corporation, +1-703-761-3700

Web site: http://www.convera.com/http://www.bna.com/