Johns Hopkins University Becomes First Institution to Allow Public Access to Collexis Expertise Profiles for Greater Collaboration Among Scientists, Corporations and Research Partners
COLUMBIA, SC – February 3, 2009 – Collexis Holdings Inc. (OTC:CLXS) (BULLETIN BOARD: CLXS) , a leading developer of semantic search and knowledge discovery software, announced today that Johns Hopkins University (JHU) has put the institution’s Collexis Expertise Portal online. The portal is a public website where individuals can search, sort, or view compiled views of the research conducted by JHU and its faculty.
Collexis’ technology is adding significant support to the way Johns Hopkins collects internal and external information and shares it among key researchers, alumni, donors, collaborators and corporate sponsors, said Bill Kirkland, Chief Executive Officer of Collexis. Traditional online resume or expert directories require researchers to input and update their own information. Our experience is that these systems are incomplete, and the material they do include is often not updated. Collexis, however, builds profiles for each Johns Hopkins researcher automatically. When a researcher has a new paper published, the system updates their profile overnight – meaning our information stays current.
The Collexis approach has become popular with research intensive institutions like the National Institutes of Health that want to have a complete system to identify potential partnerships, translational research projects, or other unique connections between research experts.
To date, most institutions have limited their systems to internal collaborations. Johns Hopkins University has elected to give public access to help promote relationships and translational research with other partnering institutions in the public and private sector. JHU has also contracted with Collexis for an ongoing search engine optimization project designed to make Johns Hopkins researchers more widely read and identified online through search engines like Yahoo, Microsoft, and Google.
For more information, visit http://www.researchprofiles.collexis.com/jhu and http://www.institutionaldashboard.collexis.com/jhu .
About Collexis Holdings, Inc.
Collexis Holdings, Inc., a leading developer of semantic search and knowledge discovery software is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina (USA) with operations in Cincinnati, Ohio and Cologne, Germany. Collexis now offers the world’s first pre-populated scientific social network for life science researchers, www.biomedexperts.com. 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; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 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 www.collexis.com.