COLUMBIA, S.C., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Collexis Inc., a leading
knowledge management software developer, recently entered the first phase
of collaboration with Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) to develop an
Expert Profiler System. Based on the principle of fingerprinting, the
resulting system will be a unique virtual knowledge directory. William
Kirkland, Collexis CEO, explained, "Essentially, Collexis software creates
a fingerprint for each piece of text that contains relevant information,
such as competence sheets or project descriptions. The fingerprinting
process makes use of the structure of a particular field's professional
terminology (fundamentally a thesaurus). This technique embodies the way
people understand those terms and concepts. We are thrilled that MSM has
joined with a distinguished group of health sciences pioneers representing
other institutions and companies in finding ways to increase efficiency and
effectiveness in categorizing their research accomplishments."
As a result of the new initiative, research collaborations between
disciplines will be simplified and enhanced, while marketing efforts and
donor relation activities will be assisted. "We are very excited about
working with Collexis on this joint pilot project," said Eve J.
Higginbotham, M.D., dean and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at
Morehouse School of Medicine. "By providing a 'fingerprint' of the
exemplary work of the faculty, we will be even more effective in fostering
collaboration across disciplines than ever before. This technology is
exactly what we were searching for given the increased complexity of
performing translational research."
The Expert Profiler System project is being carried out via a working
relationship with German-based Collexis Development partner SyynX
Solutions. SyynX CEO, Christian Herzog M.D. commented, "It is an exciting
project to work on and very fulfilling to develop applications that will
benefit health-care users around the world."
Steve Leicht, Collexis VP of Sales stated, "The MSM/Collexis
collaboration will place the Atlanta-based medical school among an elite
group of companies and research institutions currently using Collexis
applications." Others include 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
and the National Institutes of Health.
Described as "Google on Steroids," Collexis utilizes conceptual
searches to minimize superfluous information and allow investigators and
researchers to mine data at an intuitive, non-language specific level. The
applications allow researchers to search, index, aggregate, prioritize,
trend and make predictions based on a variety of sources, in multiple
fields, without the limitations of language or dialect.
Collexis Holdings, Inc.
Collexis Holdings, Inc. is a global company, headquartered in Columbia,
South Carolina (USA) with two subsidiaries; Collexis Inc. in Columbia,
South Carolina, USA and Collexis, B.V. in Geldermalsen, the Netherlands.
Collexis develops software focusing on knowledge retrieval by discovering
relationships between elements of different information items via
clustering and/or aggregations. The company's mission is to develop
software supporting knowledge retrieval and discovery across multiple
industries. For more information visit http://www.collexis.com.
About Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)
Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is a fully accredited, four-year
institution established to recruit and train minority and other students as
physicians, biomedical scientists and public health professionals committed
to the primary health-care needs of the underserved. MSM is a member of the
largest consortium of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
in the world -- the Atlanta University Center (AUC). MSM and nearby
Morehouse College are separate institutions.
For more information visit http://www.msm.edu.
SOURCE Collexis Holdings, Inc.; Morehouse School of Medicine