Dialog NewsEdge Expands Access to Financial News and Analysis; Chemical Structure Searching Now On Dialog

Mar 18, 2005


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Dialog, a business within The Thomson Corporation, has announced that Thomson Financial News is now available via Dialog NewsEdge, the company's news monitoring and current awareness service. Dialog has also announced that it is now offering graphical chemical structure searching of research databases

Thomson Financial News brings together financial news coverage from MarketWatch and proprietary information from Thomson Financial, including market expertise, as well as data from Thomson Financial's content, including IFR, CCBN, SDC deals data, and Thomson First Call. Dialog plans to make the content available on Dialog NewsRoom later this year.

The Thomson Financial News real-time feed provides company and industry coverage and market insight, including the following: Coverage of market-moving events including: Overnight International News, Global Economic News, Breaking News, Ongoing Market Summaries: DJIA, NASDAQ, S&P 500, Russell 2000, Winners & Losers, Major Court Actions, and Government and Legislation. Insight into the top 1000 global firms through features such as: Press Releases, Earnings Reports, New Product Introductions, Mergers and Acquisitions, Initial Public Offerings, SEC filings, Research Coverage, Mutual Fund Watch, and Due Diligence. Also, Intraday reports on major industry sectors and sub-sectors, including advertising and media, automotive, biotech, financial stocks, Internet, and telecom stocks; Snapshot bulletins that break throughout the trading day, providing key insight into the stories that count; Regular reports, interviews, and exclusives that tackle the larger issues affecting the marketplace; and Intraday reports from all major centers, Fed and other central bank coverage, Washington calendar, economic forecasts and releases, and analysis from market experts.

Dialog has also announced that it is now offering graphical chemical structure searching of research databases, including drug pipeline and patent files, through its Dialog online service. According to Dialog, more than 10 million chemical compounds are searchable. The graphical chemical structure searching tool, launched as part of a portfolio of new and enhanced features available through the DialogLink 5 software package, allows researchers to use their preferred chemical structure drawing software to launch a Dialog search.

Chemical structure and substructure searching on Dialog includes several unique features, including substructure highlighting in retrieved records, as well as the ability to edit retrieved structures. Multiple databases may be searched simultaneously. Databases on Dialog now available for chemical structure searching include Beilstein Facts (File 390), Derwent Chemistry Resource (File 355), Prous Drug Data Report (File 452) and Pharmaprojects (Files 128 and 928), among others.

DialogLink 5 features an array of tools to help users integrate information retrieved through Dialog searches into reports and enterprise information-sharing systems, such as portals and intranets. Once a chemical compound is identified using DialogLink 5, users may link to related research sources, such as patent documents, articles published in scholarly journals, news reports about manufacturers and a range of other content options. There is no chemical structure search charge for initial screenings or "knock-out" searches that produce no results. The chemical structure search charge for simultaneous searching across multiple databases is $20.
(www.dialog.com; www.thomson.com)