Mayo Clinic to Pilot Collexis' Expert Profiling



    
    Mayo Clinic joins the ranks of Johns Hopkins, University of California
    San Francisco, University of South Carolina and Others in Expert
    Profiling
    

    COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 6 /CNW/ -- Collexis (OTC Bulletin Board:   CLXS.OB),
leading developer of knowledge management (KM) and discovery software, has
reached an agreement to launch its Expert Profiles System as a pilot project
in collaboration with Mayo Clinic Libraries.  It joins the ranks of
distinguished Collexis clients including 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, the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of
Defense.
    J. Michael Homan, Director, Mayo Clinic Libraries, explained, "The
ability of Collexis technology to review, retrieve and display knowledge
concepts is simply not possible with standard relational or bibliographic
database systems, and therefore holds great promise for database discovery
that goes well beyond current methods.  Collexis will provide a means to mine
hidden knowledge in existing databases and documents.  It also has the
capability to bridge the gap not only between the patient-based clinical
information systems (EMR) and the information in knowledge-based systems
familiar to research libraries, but also often in their own silos."
    The Collexis software creates profiles of text, for example,
peer-reviewed literature, web pages, internal documents, e-mails, speech
transcripts and grants.  These profiles represent the key ideas or concepts in
those texts and are presented in a format known as the Collexis Fingerprint. 
This enables data mining at a level that is much deeper and far more robust
than traditional keyword searching.  The resulting conceptual search system
will provide the Mayo Clinic Libraries with a unique virtual knowledge
directory.
    Mr. Homan continued, "We are pleased to be able to offer the benefits of
this innovative technology - to provide our researchers with tools that
support discovery and collaboration, and contribute to improving patient
care."
    Bill Kirkland, Collexis CEO, commented, "For more than 100 years the Mayo
Clinic Libraries has been dedicated to meeting the information needs of its
community.  It is therefore particularly gratifying to work in partnership
with this prestigious institution as it moves towards knowledge discovery
tools that utilize the power of semantic technology to find, share and
integrate information more easily and effectively."
    During the first phase of the Expert Profiles System proof of concept
pilot, 10 years of publications authored by 250 of the more than 3,000 Mayo
Clinic researchers and clinicians will be "fingerprinted."  This semantic
profiling process makes use of the structure of a particular field's
professional terminology (fundamentally a thesaurus) and embodies the way
people understand those terms and concepts.  It minimizes superfluous
information and allows users to mine data at an intuitive, non-language-
specific level.  The data extracted will help identify domain experts in
specific biomedical disciplines.
    The Mayo Clinic Libraries has also opted to utilize Mediator(TM), a SyynX
application powered by Collexis.  This intuitive software will enable users to
search more than 16 million citations and abstracts in the life sciences and
clinical medicine utilizing the Collexis Fingerprint and its patented semantic
analysis.
    The Expert Profiler System project is being carried out in concert with
German-based Collexis Development Partner, SyynX Solutions.
    
    Collexis Holdings, Inc.
    
    Collexis Holdings, Inc., a global knowledge discovery company since 1999,
is 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 patented technology builds conceptual
profiles of text, called Fingerprints, from documents, websites, e-mails and
other digitized content and matches them with a comprehensive list of pre-
defined "fingerprinted" concepts to make research results more relevant and
efficient.  This matching of concepts eliminates the ambiguity and lack of
priority associated with word searches.  The results are often described as
"finding needles in many haystacks."  Through this novel approach, Collexis
can build unique applications to search, index, and aggregate information as
well as prioritize, trend and predict data based on sources in multiple
industries without the limitations of language or dialect.  Representative
clients include the NIH, Johns Hopkins, Harvard and the University of South
Carolina to name a few.  Collexis shares of common stock are traded under the
symbol CLXS on the OTC Bulletin Board (OTC BB).  For more information visit
www.collexis.com.
    This press release contains forward-looking statements.  Such statements
are valid only as of today, and we disclaim any obligation to update this
information.  These statements are subject to known and unknown risks and
uncertainties that may cause actual future experience and results to differ
materially from the statements made.  These statements are based on our
current beliefs and expectations as to future outcomes.  Factors that could
affect future performance include business and economic trends, the ability to
continue funding operating losses, fluctuations in operating results,
continued success in developing our research software and other risk factors
as disclosed in our public filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission.




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 gunter@collexis.com Web Site: http://www.collexis.com/

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