LexisNexis U.S., a provider of information and services solutions, has announced the launch of the new Nexis service at www.nexis.com. Experienced searchers and business users can now search to get a complete view on an issue across six major categories simultaneously: News, Company, Industry, People, Countries, and Legal. After users run a search, they will be able to view results in categories so they can further refine their answer set by source categories (i.e. Industry Directories and Profiles, Patents, Scientific Materials, Press Releases, or News Transcripts), Publication Name, Subject, Industry, Company, Geography, and Language. If they choose, they can also refine the answer set even further or launch new queries by clicking on relevant concepts. This interactive results clustering and navigation is made possible by LexisNexis SmartIndexing Technology.
The Nexis service includes: the ability for content to be surfaced through six check boxes, which allows users to simultaneously search across different content; natural language or Boolean connector search logic; interactive results in groups that automatically sort results by industries, subjects, companies, places, languages, and publications so users can analyze their answer sets; link to similar documents via LexisNexis SmartIndexing Technology so that users can find connections between documents that they may not have otherwise discovered; and spell checker, where Nexis prompts users with a "Did you mean…" message for misspelled words.
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