WebLib Develops Application for Elsevier's SciVerse Applications

By Elsevier, PRNE
Sunday, December 12, 2010

HealthMash Application Delivers Relevant Biomedical Concepts Related to Searches

AMSTERDAM, December 13, 2010 - Elsevier (www.elsevier.com), a world-leading publisher of
scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today
announced that as a result of a partnership with WebLib (weblib.com/),
a new application, HealthMash, is now available on SciVerse Applications beta

WebLib developed the HealthMash application to provide insights to
scientific researchers with relevant biomedical concepts related to their
searches including disorders, tests and diagnoses, treatments and drugs. The
application uses a variety of semantic technologies and natural language
processing tools. HealthMash is powered by WebLib's proprietary Health
Knowledge Base, which is automatically generated from trusted health content
sites, special semantic sources such as the National Library of Medicine's
Medical Subject Headings Thesaurus, and the Unified Medical Language System
as well as information from the Web.

"WebLib's HealthMash application is powered by our consumer Health
Knowledge Base and our goal is to create a much larger Science Knowledge Base
to support semantic search applications on SciVerse and the emerging Semantic
Web," said Dr. Tamas Doszkocs, President and Chief Scientist, WebLib LLC.

The addition of HealthMash to the SciVerse Applications beta marketplace,
which currently includes 17 applications, illustrates the capabilities of the
new platform to advance the scientific search and discovery process. All
applications in the market place are designed to improve researcher workflow
and enhance the content within SciVerse.

"Our collaboration with WebLib, as well as other commercial and academic
partners, aims to enhance researchers' productivity," explained Rafael Sidi,
vice president of product management for Elsevier's Application Marketplace
and Developer Network. "We look forward to expanding our collaboration with
academic and commercial developers as well as providing additional innovative
applications that will improve researchers' search and discovery experience."

About the Elsevier SciVerse Suite

The SciVerse (www.sciverse.com) suite of search and discovery
offerings provides the global research community access to a constantly
expanding universe of content and solutions which can now be accessed in one
platform. The suite currently includes SciVerse ScienceDirect (
www.sciencedirect.com), the world's largest source of peer-reviewed
content containing more than 10 million articles, and SciVerse Scopus
(www.scopus.com), an abstract and citation database containing 41
million records, 70% with abstracts and nearly 18,000 titles from 5,000
publishers worldwide. The new platform also includes SciVerse Hub beta
(www.hub.sciverse.com), which enables researchers to perform a single
search across all of the SciVerse content as well as targeted web content
with results ranked by relevancy and without duplication. SciVerse
Applications beta (www.applications.sciverse.com), a new module within
the suite, is a marketplace and developer network that allows the scientific
community to build, find and use applications that enhance the SciVerse
research experience.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and
medical information products and services. The company works in partnership
with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000
journals, including The Lancet (www.thelancet.com/) and Cell (
www.cell.com/), and close to 20,000 book titles, including major
reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include
SciVerse ScienceDirect (www.sciencedirect.com/), SciVerse Scopus
(www.scopus.nl/), Reaxys (https://www.reaxys.com/), MD Consult
(www.mdconsult.com/) and Nursing Consult (
www.nursingconsult.com/), which enhance the productivity of science
and health professionals, and the SciVal suite (www.scival.com/) and
MEDai's Pinpoint Review (www.medai.com/), which help research and
health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier (
www.elsevier.com) employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part
of Reed Elsevier Group PLC (www.reedelsevier.com/), a world-leading
publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier
PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam),
REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

About WebLib

WebLib is a small international technology startup of experts in
information retrieval, natural language processing and medical informatics.
The company specializes in creating innovative search and knowledge discovery
tools for the Web. WebLib's products include HealthMash, a next generation
semantic search engine, PolyMeta, an advanced Web 2.0 Federated Search and
Discovery Engine: PolySpell, a comprehensive English, Medical and Scientific
spellchecker and PolyCluster, a customizable search result clustering tool.

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