The Clementine data-mining system, implemented by ISL on Poplog, mainly using Pop-11 and its X Window graphical interface, achieved very wide sales and usage during the 1990s. Most users insisted on a version for PC+Windows rather than the Unix/Solaris/VMS versions, so ISL Ported Unix Poplog to MSWindows with the Unix graphical facilities provided by an additional commercial product, NutCracker (now called MKS-Toolkit). The V15.53 poplog package for windows available in http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/research/poplog/winpop/pop15-53/ includes all the sources and I believe also the "stubs" that were used in Clementine to link to NutCracker facilities. Because Clementine was so successful, ISL was bought by data-mining company SPSS (http://www.spss.com/) in 1998 in order to obtain Clementine and the staff who were expert at developing, maintaining, and supporting it. However, in order to ensure maximum compatibility with their other products SPSS spent several years porting Clementine to C++ and Java (though apparently with some loss of functionality provided by the use of an AI language in the original version). Clementine was re-named the PASW Modeler (Predictive Analytics SoftWare) by SPSS http://www.spss.com/software/modeling/modeler/ News report on takeover SPSS Acquires Integral Solutions Ltd Business Wire, Jan 4, 1999
IBM to Acquire SPSS Inc. to Provide Clients Predictive Analytics Capabilities
ARMONK, N.Y. and CHICAGO - 28 Jul 2009: IBM (NYSE: IBM) and SPSS Inc. (Nasdaq: SPSS) today announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement for IBM to acquire SPSS, a publicly-held company headquartered in Chicago, in an all cash transaction at a price of $50/share, resulting in a total cash consideration in the merger of approximately $1.2 billion. The acquisition is subject to SPSS shareholder approval, applicable regulatory clearances and other customary closing conditions. It is expected to close later in the second half of 2009.
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