January 23, 2007 08:04 ET

Springer-Verlag chooses TEMIS Text Analytics solution

HEIDELBERG, GERMANY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 23, 2007 -- The German content provider integrates TEMIS indexing engine within its new SpringerLink platform

Heidelberg, Germany - January 23, 2007 - Springer-Verlag media, the second-largest publisher in the science, technology, and medicine (STM) sector, today announced that they have entered a software licence and services agreement with TEMIS, the leading provider of Text Analytics solutions. Springer will deploy TEMIS Luxid® Annotation Factory and Luxid® Information Mart software for their Semantic Linking project.

This project is aimed at giving instant access to complex scientific documents and providing innovative navigation capabilities in online journals and encyclopaedias.

The enormous growth of electronically available content represents today a considerable challenge for large publishers such as Springer. To allow for an easier access to scientific content, breakthrough indexing technologies are required to turn large amounts of heterogeneous publications into a single and comprehensive knowledge space. Implicit semantic relations between otherwise unrelated articles also need to be detected and made available to the reader through the identification of relevant concepts and relationships.

The next-generation SpringerLink platform will enable users reading a text in a specific domain of knowledge, to be automatically connected to other specialized publications and encyclopaedias. For instance, when a psychologist reads an article about a specific nervous disease or when a materials engineer looks for information about new kinds of plastics, they will automatically be informed about other available publications linked to their centers of interest such as a specific pharmaceutical publication or a niche magazine on bionics.

"In order to support researchers in their everyday scientific content discovery, we developed the SpringerLink online platform which we are continuously extending and improving.", explained Dr. Patrick Thibor, Director Content Management at Springer-Verlag. "We are moving from digital information archiving towards a knowledge platform."

"The benefits of using TEMIS Text Analytics solutions are immediate for scientific publishers such as Springer.", said Stefan Geissler, co-founder of TEMIS and Managing Director of TEMIS GmbH. "We provided Springer with mature, flexible and automated solutions which helped them to leverage their high volume of scientific content."

With this collaboration, TEMIS adds another major reference to its existing customer base in the Publishing Industry, which already includes Thomson Scientific, MDL Elsevier, juris and Lexis-Nexis.


TEMIS, the leading provider of Text Analytics solutions for the Publishing industry, addresses the unstructured multilingual data management needs of content providers using concepts and meaning extraction, automatic classification and relationships representation.

With Luxid®, TEMIS's next generation information intelligence solution, the media and publishing industry provides its editorial teams with flexible, precise and real-time access to all relevant information through efficient indexing and referencing of content, as well as highly granular and precise content categorization.

Major publishing groups have already chosen to implement TEMIS solutions, like Bertelsmann, LexisNexis, Agence France Presse (AFP), juris, MDL Elsevier, Press Index, Thomson Scientific, Springer-Verlag.

About Springer-Verlag

Springer science+business media is one of the worldwide leading publishing companies for scientific content. Springer is the second-largest publisher in the science, technology, and medicine (STM) sector and is the market leader in the business-to-business segment in Germany. The group owns 70 publishing houses, together publishing a total of 1,450 journals and more than 5,000 new books a year. The group operates in over 20 countries in Europe, the USA, and Asia, and has some 5,000 employees. In 2005, it generated annual sales of around EUR 838 million.



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