Collexis and Morehouse School of Medicine Join Forces

Expert Profiler System Collaboration Based on Fingerprinting Principles

Jun 12, 2007, 01:00 ET from Collexis Holdings, Inc. from ,Morehouse School of Medicine

    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
     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

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