Mayo Clinic to Pilot Collexis' Expert Profiling

Friday, September 7, 2007 General News
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COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 6 Collexis(OTC Bulletin Board: CLXS.OB), leading developer of knowledge management (KM)and discovery software, has reached an agreement to launch its Expert ProfilesSystem as a pilot project in collaboration with Mayo Clinic Libraries. Itjoins the ranks of distinguished Collexis clients including Johns HopkinsUniversity, the University of California, San Francisco, the University ofSouth Carolina, Merck & Co., Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lockheed Martin, theWorld Health Organization, the National Institutes of Health and the USDepartment of Defense.

J. Michael Homan, Director, Mayo Clinic Libraries, explained, "The abilityof Collexis technology to review, retrieve and display knowledge concepts issimply not possible with standard relational or bibliographic databasesystems, and therefore holds great promise for database discovery that goeswell beyond current methods. Collexis will provide a means to mine hiddenknowledge in existing databases and documents. It also has the capability tobridge the gap not only between the patient-based clinical information systems(EMR) and the information in knowledge-based systems familiar to researchlibraries, but also often in their own silos."

The Collexis software creates profiles of text, for example, peer-reviewedliterature, web pages, internal documents, e-mails, speech transcripts andgrants. These profiles represent the key ideas or concepts in those texts andare presented in a format known as the Collexis Fingerprint. This enablesdata mining at a level that is much deeper and far more robust thantraditional keyword searching. The resulting conceptual search system willprovide the Mayo Clinic Libraries with a unique virtual knowledge directory.

Mr. Homan continued, "We are pleased to be able to offer the benefits ofthis innovative technology - to provide our researchers with tools thatsupport discovery and collaboration, and contribute to improving patientcare."

Bill Kirkland, Collexis CEO, commented, "For more than 100 years the MayoClinic Libraries has been dedicated to meeting the information needs of itscommunity. It is therefore particularly gratifying to work in partnershipwith this prestigious institution as it moves towards knowledge discoverytools that utilize the power of semantic technology to find, share andintegrate information more easily and effectively."

During the first phase of the Expert Profiles System proof of conceptpilot, 10 years of publications authored by 250 of the more than 3,000 MayoClinic researchers and clinicians will be "fingerprinted." This semanticprofiling process makes use of the structure of a particular field'sprofessional terminology (fundamentally a thesaurus) and embodies the waypeople understand those terms and concepts. It minimizes superfluousinformation and allows users to mine data at an intuitive, non-language-specific level. The data extracted will help identify domain experts inspecific biomedical disciplines.

The Mayo Clinic Libraries has also opted to utilize Mediator(TM), a SyynXapplication powered by Collexis. This intuitive software will enable users tosearch more than 16 million citations and abstracts in the life sciences andclinical medicine utilizing the Collexis Fingerprint and its patented semanticanalysis.

The Expert Profiler System project is being carried out in concert withGerman-based Collexis Development Partner, SyynX Solutions.

Collexis Holdings, Inc.

Collexis Holdings, Inc., a global knowledge discovery company since 1999,is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina (USA) with two subsidiaries;Collexis Inc. in Columbia, South Carolina, USA and Collexis, B.V. inGeldermalsen, The Netherlands. Collexis patented technology builds conceptualprofiles of text, called Fingerprints, from documents, websites, e-mails andother digitized content and matches th

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