Mayo Clinic joins the ranks of Johns Hopkins, University of California San Francisco, University of South Carolina and Others in Expert Profiling
COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Collexis (OTC Bulletin Board: CLXS.OB), leading developer of knowledge management (KM) and discovery software, has reached an agreement to launch its Expert Profiles System as a pilot project in collaboration with Mayo Clinic Libraries. It joins the ranks of distinguished Collexis clients including Johns Hopkins University, the University of California, San Francisco, the University of South Carolina, Merck & Co., Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lockheed Martin, the World Health Organization, the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Defense.
J. Michael Homan, Director, Mayo Clinic Libraries, explained, "The ability of Collexis technology to review, retrieve and display knowledge concepts is simply not possible with standard relational or bibliographic database systems, and therefore holds great promise for database discovery that goes well beyond current methods. Collexis will provide a means to mine hidden knowledge in existing databases and documents. It also has the capability to bridge the gap not only between the patient-based clinical information systems (EMR) and the information in knowledge-based systems familiar to research libraries, but also often in their own silos."
The Collexis software creates profiles of text, for example, peer-reviewed literature, web pages, internal documents, e-mails, speech transcripts and grants. These profiles represent the key ideas or concepts in those texts and are presented in a format known as the Collexis Fingerprint. This enables data mining at a level that is much deeper and far more robust than traditional keyword searching. The resulting conceptual search system will provide the Mayo Clinic Libraries with a unique virtual knowledge directory.
Mr. Homan continued, "We are pleased t
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