Talk:Ab Initio Software

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Early comments[edit]

The warning that the article "reads like an ad" is probably based on the use of 2 or 3 superlatives that probably should be removed, but should not be used as an argument for deleting the article. The company exists and the information in the article is accurate (and I am not connected with the company).

Agree. The article is not very good, but it's not a press release either. Needs some cleaning before that tag gets removed though. Saladpope 16:54, 10 November 2006 (UTC)

Some of the problem is the secretiveness (is that a word? probably not) of the corp -- that origin paragraph needs reworking, but it would be best reworked by a subject matter expert, and they are all so deep in NDAs that they can't talk about the weather without permission...Saladpope 09:40, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

All should realize that the Ab Initio software company, its products, terminology, application, examples, and all documentation is highly confidential and proprietary. This will prevent visitors from being able to document their knowledge on the tools of this corporation.

This definitely reads like ad copy. Except the first paragraph (and even that is debatable), it contains no specific useful information. Jtradke (talk) 17:12, 13 May 2008 (UTC)


I moved the page from Ab Initio to the current heading Ab initio (Company). I made re-directs earlier that were leading to this page because of the upper case in one letter, I moved the page so there wouldn't be any mistakes because of the case its written in. The new title is hopefully more descriptive and less misleading.--Theo10011 (talk) 18:07, 5 February 2010 (UTC)


I have made a few small changes to improve what is in this article. I am happy to make further improvements, if specific problems can be identified with this page. However, that will likely be limited to correcting the limited information that is present as opposed to adding much more as I am under a NDA, as are all that work the the product. --Paul Thompson (talk) 10:27, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Well there are all sorts of issues. The best would be to be written in normal English for example with nouns and verbs in each sentence, not bullets and buzzwords. All technical terms should be wiki-linked and spelled out in full at first use. All claims need to be verifiable via inline citations (at least one per paragraph). Otherwise need to be removed. I tried to guess what the company did, but their web site seems to totally obfuscate their products, and just takes several minutes to load a flash ad that gives some vague possible use cases. My guess is they seem to do software, and are located near Boston, but hard to find anything more, after 18 years in operation? W Nowicki (talk) 21:19, 5 June 2013 (UTC)