SOURCE: Language and Computing

March 11, 2008 06:00 ET

Language and Computing Partners With Revolution Health to Improve Patient Health and Wellness

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - Language and Computing, Inc. (L&C), providing the most advanced Natural Language Processing (NLP) and knowledge management solutions to the healthcare industry, today announced that has chosen L&C's technology product suite, TeSSI®, for its Medicine Chest™.

Revolution Health creates products and services that empower people by putting them at the center of the healthcare system. The cornerstone of the company is, which was named the Best Overall Internet Health Site by the eHealthcare Leadership Awards.'s Medicine Chest is a comprehensive database providing medical and pharmacological information on more than 11,000 treatments for more than 600 conditions. Medicine Chest was launched to assist and educate people about treatment options based on professional information and consumer opinion.

"Sometimes people want more information about their treatments than what they hear from their doctor or what they read on medications," said Dr. Brad Jacobs, senior medical director of Revolution Health. "'s Medicine Chest is a free resource that provides drug information from trusted third-party Revolution partners and ratings and reviews from our members, all in one place."

L&C's technology product suite, the TeSSI® Software Development Kit (SDK), enables to effectively manage the disparate information sources used to develop Medicine Chest. TeSSI® SDK combines the healthcare industry's most advanced NLP technology with the world's largest and most complete biomedical knowledgebase, providing flexible interoperability capabilities.

TeSSI® uses a semantic approach, taking web-based search to an entirely new level by precisely retrieving and organizing web search results based upon the intent of the user versus simply identifying keywords. When users type and search on information in Medicine Chest, TeSSI® automatically processes, semantically indexes and exposes the free text content of the search engines. TeSSI® is so unique that it understands and relates synonyms and abbreviations expanding searches into related content by comprehending the underlying semantic relationships. TeSSI® harmonizes multiple disparate data sources and terminologies so that one single knowledge base is used to link all web portal applications, site sections and searches providing the richest and most precise user navigation available today.

Medicine Chest arms consumers with valuable and comprehensive information, enabling them to discuss a wide range of treatment options with their healthcare providers. Users can search Medicine Chest for specific treatments or they can look up a condition and search the treatment options, which range from standard to natural and alternative therapies to directly treat a condition, side effects or provide symptomatic relief.

"The TeSSI® SDK puts the power of semantic technologies into the hands of organizations that do not have expertise in this specialized field," stated Peter Huisman, L&C's Chief Executive Officer. " has leapfrogged to the lead in the consumer healthcare space and L&C is proud to be a part of that success."

About Revolution Health

Revolution Health Group LLC was created by AOL Co-Founder Steve Case to create products and services that empower people by putting them at the center of the health system. The flagship of the company is, which was recently named the Best Overall Internet Health Site by the eHealthcare Leadership Awards. The free consumer health and medical web site marries expert content and online tools with the power of social networking. is part of Revolution Health Network which also includes,, and Revolution Health also offers premium services that enable companies to provide health content and customized online tools to their employees, including customized portals, employee wellness incentives and telephonic services.|

About Language and Computing, Inc.

Language and Computing's advanced NLP technology is built upon the largest and most comprehensive knowledge base allowing for unstructured and structured data to be turned into meaningful information. Today their solutions are being leveraged to map medical vocabularies, automate coding and reimbursement, improve patient safety and decision support and streamline patient data processes. L&C is building solutions to improve the business of healthcare, life sciences and the management of knowledge through their advanced NLP technology. L&C is a privately held company headquartered in Reston, Virginia. For more information about L&C, call 888.579.0682 or visit their website at

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