Dialog Releases New Version of Profound

Apr 20, 2004

Dialog, a Thomson business and provider of online-based information services and integrated information solutions, has announced that a new version of its Dialog Profound service is now available for subscribers. The new Dialog Profound was released last month when Dialog began using a new technology platform, on which Dialog Profound and Dialog NewsRoom, another Dialog service, are now operating. New versions of three other Dialog business information, news, and market research services--Dialog Intelliscope, Dialog Company Profiles, and Dialog NewsEdge--are expected to be launched on the platform later this year.

Dialog Profound subscribers now access the service through a tabular interface designed to both help occasional users find relevant information quickly and also to serve the needs of experienced searchers. The same interface also provides access to the other Dialog services operating on the new platform, enabling Dialog Profound subscribers to search a range of Dialog content and to link between documents stored on different Dialog services. Dialog also has introduced SmartTerms, a new business information taxonomy now available through Dialog Profound, and a cost-recovery service called Dialog BillBack. Other benefits include more options for customization, relevancy ranking, results sorting, and flexible output choices.

Dialog Profound offers a collection of market research reports contributed by research firms covering different industries and companies. A number of research firms contribute reports that cover multiple industries, including Datamonitor, Business Communications Company, Freedonia and Snapshots International, among others. In addition to market research reports, other content available through Dialog Profound includes Company Briefings, with financial data on publicly traded companies; Investment Briefings; Country Briefings; and Market Briefings, covering market segments in United Kingdom, United States, France, and Germany. Dialog Profound also offers access to news sources, including newsletters, newspapers, newswires, periodicals, professional journals, trade publications and more and includes a historical archive, enabling users to review past trends and analysis.

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