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Subject: Cohesia Corporation Receives Fourth Grant From National Science Foundation For Advanced Development Of Cohesia Intellidoc®

For Immediate Release

September 18, 2000, Dayton, Ohio - Privately held Cohesia Corporation
announced today that they have been awarded a fourth grant from the National
Science Foundation (NSF) for advanced development of its next-generation
specification language...Cohesia IntelliDoc®. Using semantic-enriched XML,
Cohesia IntelliDoc® enables manufacturers of complex, highly engineered
products to capture and electronically communicate detailed, granular
content of specifications...unlocking the potential of supply chain
management applications for process industries. The first generations of
Cohesia IntelliDoc® are being implemented throughout the metals industry
with partners such as Bethlehem Steel, U.S. Steel, Allegheny Technologies,
and Haynes International. 

"Having proven Cohesia IntelliDoc® in individual enterprises, the next
logical application is to use the Cohesia IntelliDoc® data representation
standard in conjunction with the e-business marketplace," stated Dan Z.
Sokol, Cohesia's President and CEO. "We are in the pilot phase in this arena
with MetalSiteSM, the leading Net Market Maker for the metals industry, and
are in negotiations with leading supply chain management companies to
incorporate this revolutionary technology into their products."  Cohesia
IntelliDoc has application to all companies who depend upon the accurate
communication and interpretation of complex product and material
specifications to manufacture and distribute their products throughout the
world.  Industry sectors being targeted include metals, metal fabricators,
aerospace, automotive, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical, food and beverage,
petroleum, plastics and rubber and chemical industries.

The grant is effective as of September 1, 2000. The NSF is the prestigious
Federal organization that supports scientific and engineering research in
the United States.

About Cohesia
Cohesia Corporation is the leading provider of Business Infrastructure
Applications that enable companies to manage and communicate complex
industrial specifications to partners, customers, and suppliers. Cohesia
IntelliDoc®, the language of Specification Management, captures detailed,
granular content of specifications as semantic-enriched XML, allowing buyers
and suppliers to collaborate and negotiate on quality attributes, not just
price.  Cohesia is a member of OASIS; a non-profit, international consortium
dedicated solely to product-independent data and content interchange.
Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, Cohesia has received funding from Blue Chip
Ventures, Alpha Capital Partners and the Ohio Innovation Fund. Learn more
about Cohesia at http://www.cohesia.com.

    Rob Cottrell
    Cohesia Corporation

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