Elsevier, a publisher of scientific, technical, and medical (STM) information, has announced the launch of illumin8, the first web-based research tool that integrates natural language search technology with content from Elsevier’s full-text scientific articles, millions of scientific abstracts, patents, and billions of web sources. The product is Elsevier’s latest online solution that transforms its content into actionable knowledge, in formats that fit into the professional’s workflow. To build illumin8, Elsevier has partnered with NetBase (formerly Accelovation; www.netbase.com), a leading provider of research software solutions that enable knowledge workers to mine the internet and other online data to accelerate research. Fortune 500 companies in a variety of vertical industries already use NetBase technology to perform technology intelligence, tech scouting, competitive intelligence, market discovery, and more. illumin8 combines search and semantic indexing technologies to distill meaning, purpose, and insight from the vast amount of Elsevier’s full-text content. The research tool extracts and analyzes solutions, which are then categorized under organizations, products, technologies, approaches, and experts. illumin8 is designed to go beyond simple keyword search, finding and extracting summarized answers and interrelationships that are semantically related to the context of the search query.
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