September 02, 2009 08:00 ET

NetBase Launches Semantic Search Showcase for Health

NetBase Launches Public Showcase of Content Intelligence That Finds Answers to Health Questions From Millions of Health Sources

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - September 2, 2009) - NetBase Solutions, Inc. today launched healthBase (, a public showcase of NetBase's Content Intelligence platform, which is able to read sentences inside documents, linguistically understand the meaning and power breakthrough search and discovery solutions.

healthBase is the first example of Content Intelligence that is open and available to the public. The showcase uses Content Intelligence technology to automatically find treatments for any health condition or disease; pros and cons of any treatment, medication and food, and more. Like all NetBase-powered applications, healthBase enables users to get summarized answers and insights automatically from millions of online sources.

healthBase demonstrates NetBase's market-leading technology by providing simple and comprehensive answers to health questions like:

-- What are the available treatments for diabetes?
   Try it here:
   (Finds 63 medications, 70 treatments and 20 foods & plants)

-- What are the different causes of hypertension?
   Try it here:
   (Finds top 20 causes)

-- What are the complications of hypertension?
   Try it here:
   (Finds top 20 complications)

-- What are the treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome?
   Try it here:
   (Finds 21 medications and 78 treatments)

-- What are the pros and cons of steroid injection (to treat carpal
    tunnel syndrome)?
   Try it here:
   (Finds: 20 pros and 20 cons)

Each question takes seconds to answer and is equivalent to someone manually reading thousands of documents. As no manual work is required to build the semantic index, healthBase can search on to find answers and information on tens of thousands of health conditions, diseases, treatments, medications, supplements, foods and even plants.

"healthBase is a public showcase of NetBase's Content Intelligence platform and is designed to illustrate how our semantic search technology can be used to power innovative search and discovery applications," said Jens Tellefsen, VP of Marketing and Product Strategy at NetBase Solutions, Inc.

About NetBase

NetBase provides Content Intelligence solutions to harness additional value and insight from any content source, including the Internet, premium and enterprise content. NetBase's Content Intelligence platform reads every sentence inside documents, linguistically understands the content and powers breakthrough search experiences that deliver highly relevant answers and insights. Using NetBase solutions, companies can deploy new applications and search experiences to speed discovery, innovation and decision-making. NetBase customers include global leaders in healthcare, consumer packaged goods, publishing, manufacturing, and government such as Elsevier, Clorox, 3M, Pepsi and many more. For more information, visit

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