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Linguamatics and 81qd Sign Multi-Year Collaboration in Knowledge Discovery for Product Life Cycle Management
Date:1/17/2008

- Linguamatics I2E provides knowledge discovery capabilities to inform

81qd's health care consultancy services - Multi-year collaboration for NLP-based literature search and mining

CAMBRIDGE, England, and NEW YORK, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Linguamatics Ltd, the leader in natural language processing (NLP) for life science research, and 81qd, the New York City-based health care technology consultancy, an affiliate of the Medical Knowledge Group (MKG), announce a multi-year collaboration to provide state-of-the-art product life cycle management consulting services. Central to the collaboration is the use of Linguamatics' flagship I2E software to identify and leverage business-critical insights for 81qd's clients. Applications include message mapping and opinion leader network analyses for the medical, health care, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and life sciences fields. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

"We evaluated other well known NLP-based technologies, but Linguamatics was the clear choice in terms of functionality and flexibility to support our business needs," said Aafia Chaudhry, MD, President, 81qd. "This new collaboration provides us with unrivalled capabilities in data analysis, synthesis and reporting to support our clients' unique needs. I2E's precision, accuracy and scalability are essential for developing our services in key opinion leadership sciences, physician sentiment analyses, and competitive intelligence reporting."

"81qd uniquely combines strong medical expertise with a clear vision of how to use our leading edge technology to accelerate and optimize critical life cycle management decisions in the clinical practice setting," said Roger Hale, COO and Co-founder of Linguamatics. "Our extended collaboration is an exciting step for Linguamatics, underlining our ability to impact decision- making across the pharmaceutical industry from bench to business."

ABOUT LINGUAMATICS LTD

Linguamatics helps organizations to maximize the value derived from information resources through effective deployment of innovative natural language processing (NLP) based technology. The versatile interactive information extraction system, I2E, helps organizations to do much more than simply cope with vast quantities of information. Its unique combination of search and text mining helps organizations to turn this information into a competitive advantage. From life sciences and healthcare to business intelligence, from media analysis to security, users mine large collections of documents, extracting relevant facts and relationships from content such as scientific papers, news feeds, patents, or business reports. Linguamatics has a rapidly growing user community with I2E deployed at most top-10 pharmaceutical companies. The company was founded in 2001, and is based in Cambridge, UK.

ABOUT I2E

Linguamatics' flagship I2E technology combines four key capabilities to enable users to rapidly extract relevant facts and relationships from large document collections:
-- Natural language processing (NLP): using linguistics to quickly

interpret the meaning of unstructured text sources.

-- Search engine approach: where users can define and refine ad hoc

queries interactively, returning results in real time.

-- Intuitive reporting: presenting extracted information with drill-down

to supporting evidence.

-- Domain knowledge plug-in: ability to provide semantic search

capabilities with domain knowledge such as ontologies, taxonomies and

thesauri.

I2E features a client-server architecture built using industry-standard Java and C for use by single users, project teams, or in enterprise-wide deployments. Organizations have full control over source content to be mined, definition of queries and results output.

For more information visit http://www.linguamatics.com.

ABOUT 81qd and Medical Knowledge group

81qd strives to advance the science of intelligent data retrieval, contextual data analysis, and intuitive data exchange, transforming the way our clients make decisions. Our global business technology portfolio offers state-of-the-art knowledge management solutions, optimizing growth at all stages of life cycle management. 81qd is an industry leader in the science of physician opinion leadership, key opinion leadership segmentation, OL/KOL identification and profiling, peer-to-peer collaboration network analyses, physician sentiment analyses, message mapping, and competitive intelligence reporting.

For more information on 81qd or our range of services, please visit http://www.81qd.com.

Medical Knowledge Group is a New York City-based holding company of best- in-class organizations dedicated to addressing the unmet educational needs of physicians and other health care professionals. Guided by strategic insight, medical acumen, and client service, MKG companies specialize in distinct service areas of health care marketing and communications. For further information on the Medical Knowledge Group or our range of services, please visit http://www.mkgny.com.

The Linguamatics logo is a trademark of Linguamatics Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

For further information, please contact:

Linguamatics Ltd

Judith Bandy

Linguamatics Ltd

Tel: +44 (0)7912 944385

Email: judith.bandy@linguamatics.com

http://www.linguamatics.com

81qd

Aafia Chaudhry, MD

81qd

Tel: 212-661-7683

Email: achaudhry@81qd.com

http://www.81qd.com


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