Convera(R) Signs Agreement with Engel Publishing Partners to

Develop Vertical Search Capability 
Pharmaceutical industry publisher provides business, marketing and clinical 
research information to worldwide pharma community 
VIENNA, Va., May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Convera Corporation
(Nasdaq: CNVR),, a leading provider of vertical search
services for publishers, today announced a contract with Engel Publishing
Partners. Convera will develop and host a vertical search solution for the
pharmaceutical industry publisher. Engel Publishing Partners, a subsidiary of
Euromoney Institutional Investor, Plc., publishes well-established business
magazines such as Med Ad News and R&D Directions, organizes leading industry
events and hosts a popular Web site for pharmaceutical industry professionals, 
"Convera is excited to help Engel Publishing Partners serve its online
community through the value of vertical search," said Patrick Condo, Convera's
chief executive officer. "The agreement draws out the strength of both
companies. Convera eliminates the costs and delays publishers face to develop
vertical search capabilities in house. And Engel Publishing Partners is now
able to apply its editorial resources to help pharmaceutical industry
professionals find relevant information on the Web and develop new revenue
streams through a customized search engine." 
Convera's vertical search solution is a hosted service that requires no
upfront capital investment and can be deployed rapidly. Convera currently
manages the vertical search capabilities for major publishers in the United
States, Europe and Asia. 
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. Convera is headquartered in Vienna, Va. with major
offices in Carlsbad, Ca. and Bracknell, UK. Convera is listed on NASDAQ under
the ticker symbol CNVR. 
This release, including any statements from Convera personnel, contains
statements about Convera's future expectations, performance, plans, and
prospects, as well as assumptions about future events. The reader is cautioned
not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as these
statements are subject to numerous factors and uncertainties, including
without limitation, business and economic conditions and trends; the ability
to continue funding operating losses; fluctuations in operating results
including impacts from reduced corporate IT spending and lengthier sales
cycles; continued success in technological advances and development including
the TrueKnowledge Platform (TM); possible disruption in commercial activities
caused by terrorist activity and armed conflict, such as changes in logistics
and security arrangements; reduced customer demand relative to expectations;
competitive factors; and other risk factors listed from time to time in the
company's reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results
may differ materially from our expectations as the result of these and other
important factors relating to Convera's business and product development
efforts, which are further described in Convera's filings with the SEC. These
filings can be obtained from the SEC's website located at
Any forward-looking statements are based on information available to Convera
on the date of this release, and Convera assumes no obligation to update such
statements. "The Convera design logo and the following are trademarks of
Convera in the United States and other countries: Convera(R), the Convera
design logo, Screening Room(R), RetrievalWare(R), Excalibur(TM), Govmine(TM),
baseRelevance(TM), TrueKnowledge Platform(TM), TrueB2B(TM), TrueKnowledge for
Enterprise(TM), TrueKnowledge for Discovery(TM), TrueKnowledge for Web(TM),
and Knewworld(TM)." 

SOURCE  Convera Corporation 
John Severance of Sheffield Marketing Partners, +1-630-281-4097, for Convera Corporation
-0- May/15/2007 13:00 GMT
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