Thomson Scientific Announces Strategic Alliance With Collexis to Develop Custom Data Mining Solution for Web of Science Users

    Thomson Collexis Dashboard to Provide Scientists and Researchers with Deep
    Analysis, Trending, and Visualization of Published Information

    PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Feb. 21 /CNW/ -- Thomson Scientific, part of The
Thomson Corporation (NYSE:   TOC; TSX: TOC) and leading provider of information
solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, and Collexis
Holdings Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:   CLXS), a developer of high definition
search and knowledge discovery software, today announced plans to join
together Collexis' Knowledge Dashboard with Thomson Scientific's Web of
Science to create a custom data mining solution for the research community.
    Called the Thomson Collexis Dashboard, it will provide enhanced knowledge
discovery for the academic and government R&D communities. By merging Thomson
Scientific's Web of Science data with the Collexis Knowledge Dashboard, users
will have the ability to identify and search for documents, experts and
trends, and make new discoveries more quickly, accurately and deeply than via
conventional search engines.
    "By marrying the data and functionality of our technology and domain
expertise in the life sciences with Thomson Scientific's extensive research
journal database, we are enabling users to take their research to the next
level," said Bill Kirkland, CEO of Collexis Holdings, Inc.  "The Thomson
Collexis Dashboard will offer expanded capabilities for researchers to search
and analyze journals and cited research back to 1985, as well as use this
unique resource to discover emerging research paths, new hypotheses and
    The Thomson Collexis Dashboard is a custom software and information
solution that enables scientists to analyze large numbers of publications
concerning a defined topic swiftly and efficiently, and filter the essential
information.  Additionally, it allows researchers to explore existing
knowledge concepts and provides proactive suggestions about the direction of
research across a topic or by category. It also includes multiple thesauri
that allow different points of view on the same data and subject navigation. A
time-saving solution for scientists, the Thomson Collexis Dashboard includes
summarized information which is not to be found in any system currently
available, and provides identification of experts across categories on
multiple subsets of the literature instantly -- including their relevant
social network.
    The Web of Science provides seamless access to current and retrospective
multidisciplinary information from close to 9,500 of the most prestigious,
high impact research journals in the world. Web of Science also provides a
unique search method through cited reference searching. With it, users can
navigate forward, backward, and through the literature, searching all
disciplines and time spans to uncover all the information relevant to their
research. Users can also navigate to electronic full-text journal articles.
    "Thomson Scientific is dedicated to providing our customers with powerful
ways to mine the published literature," said Dave Kochalko, vice president,
business strategy at Thomson Scientific. "Turning the Collexis engine on Web
of Science will expose new insights and give users the tools to make ground
breaking discoveries on specific topics in the life sciences, such as
Alzheimer's or Diabetes, or any research discipline."
    For more information about an upcoming web overview of the custom
designed dashboards for Web of Science, please e-mail:
    About Collexis Holdings, Inc.
    Collexis Holdings, Inc., a leading developer of high definition search
and knowledge discovery software since 1999, headquartered in Columbia, South
Carolina (USA) with major operations in Cincinnati, Ohio, Geldermalsen, the
Netherlands and Cologne, Germany.  Collexis now offers the world's first pre-
populated professional social network for life science researchers,  Collexis' proprietary technology builds
conceptual profiles of text, called Fingerprints, from documents, Websites,
emails 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.  Collexis' current
clients in the public, private and academic sectors include the Mayo Clinic;
Johns Hopkins University; the University of California, San Francisco; the
University of South Carolina; Erasmus University Library;  Bristol-Myers
Squibb; Lockheed Martin; the World Health Organization; Wellcome Trust; the
National Institutes of Health; and the U.S. Department of Defense.  Shares of
Collexis common stock are traded under the symbol CLXS on the OTC Bulletin
Board (OTC BB).  For more information, visit
    About The Thomson Corporation
    The Thomson Corporation ( is a global leader in providing
essential electronic workflow solutions to business and professional
customers.  With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson provides
value-added information, software tools and applications to professionals in
the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, scientific research
and healthcare.  The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York
and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE:   TOC; TSX: TOC).
    Thomson Scientific is a business of The Thomson Corporation.  Its
information solutions assist professionals at every stage of research and
development-from discovery to analysis to product development and
distribution. Thomson Scientific information solutions can be found at

For further information:

For further information: Sue Besaw of Thomson Scientific,
+1-215-823-1840,  or; or Darrell W. Gunter, EVP-CMO of
Collexis  Holdings, Inc., +1-973-454-3475, or +1-803-727-1113, or Web Site:                        

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