Latest IHS Goldfire Release Gives Manufacturers Greater, More Precise Access to World's Largest Coll

Latest IHS Goldfire Release Gives Manufacturers Greater, More Precise Access to World's Largest Collection of Standards and Specifications

Ability to Semantically Search IHS Standards Expert™ and other Premium IHS content Accelerates Product Development, Improves Quality and Compliance, and Reduces Risk

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IHS (NYS: IHS) , the leading global source of information and analytics, today announced the addition of IHS content including IHS Standards Expert, the industry-leading standards management solution, to IHS Goldfire's expansive collection of pre-indexed technical knowledge.

IHS Goldfire, the platform for optimal decision making, is powered by state-of-the-art semantic technologies that allow engineers and other technical personnel to quickly find relevant answers across multiple languages, identify insights across disparate data sources, and locate experts both inside and outside their organizations in order to more rapidly make informed product decisions.

Out-of-the-box, IHS Goldfire makes a wide variety of pre-indexed technical and industry content available to its users. This content now includes IHS Standards Expert, a robust, easy-to-use standards management solution backed by the world's largest collection of engineering standards and related documents from more than 370 standards developing organizations (SDOs) worldwide, including international, regional, national, local and corporate sources, plus key government and military agencies.

"Standards play a critical role in helping companies accelerate innovation and preserve institutional knowledge," says Chad Hawkinson, vice president, product design at IHS. "With the addition of IHS Standards Expert, IHS Goldfire gives engineers the ability to quickly search across more than 1.6 million standards, codes, specifications, and related publications to identify current accepted best practices for engineering technologies that affect product or process design and development."

In addition, the latest IHS Goldfire release indexes and makes semantically available two IHS content sources critical to enabling aerospace and defense companies to ensure regulatory compliance, control maintenance costs and reduce risks of error or aircraft downtime:

  • IHS ESDU, a collection that includes engineering methods, data and software used in the design of aircraft or aircraft components and in the development of process engineering systems; and

  • AV-Data, the go-to source for worldwide aviation regulatory, safety and advisory information including data and relevant information from the FAA, JAA, EASA, ICAO and UKCAA

All IHS Goldfire users have visibility into IHS Standards Expert, ESDU and AV-Data citations, while subscribers to these IHS content sources can seamlessly access the full-text documents or purchase documents via the IHS Standards Store. IHS Goldfire customers interested in learning more should visit

About IHS Goldfire

IHS Goldfire is part of an engineering product suite offered by Invention Machine that was recently acquired by IHS (NYS: IHS) . IHS Goldfire product suite offers leading semantic research technology that unlocks decisions hidden in data. This patented semantic question-answering engine enables informed decision-making, accelerates business innovation and productivity. Learn more at

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IHS (NYS: IHS) is the leading source of information and insight in critical areas that shape today's business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to long-term, sustainable growth and employs more than 6,000 people in more than 30 countries around the world.

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