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Weekly News Digest

February 28, 2008 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Northern Light Launches MI Analyst 2.0

Northern Light ( launched its second major release of MI Analyst, an automated "meaning extraction" application designed specifically for market intelligence, market research, and product research. Meaning extraction provides a search application with an in-depth understanding of the searched material. By combining free-text searching with advanced text analytics, MI Analyst is designed to speed and improve a researcher’s ability to analyze reports from internal and external sources, identifying the strategy issues and suggesting the business implications of the analyzed content.

MI Analyst 2.0 adds many new "facets" (categories of terms) by which the software can analyze search results, automatically extracting meaning from internal and research documents, licensed secondary research, news stories, and web sources. Joining the previously released facets (Companies, Venture-Funded Companies, IT Technologies, and IT Markets), new and expanded facets include Government Agencies, Industries, Business Issues, and Strategic Scenarios.

Also new in MI Analyst 2.0 is a facility to improve the value of search results based on the proximity of specified terms or phrases to each other and, more importantly, to any of the terms in any of the facets in MI Analyst. With the 2.0 release, MI Analyst expands beyond its roots in the IT sector to the pharmaceutical industry research. New facets relevant to pharmaceuticals include Human Anatomy, Diseases, Drugs, Cells, Cell Receptors, Proteins, Genes, Enzymes, Pharmaceutical Markets, Life Sciences Scenarios, and Research Strategies and Therapeutic Approaches.

MI Analyst is available from Northern Light as an added-value option for SinglePoint enterprise market research portals and as an integrated capability within Analyst Direct, Northern Light’s subscription-based market research search engine. Unlimited enterprisewide access to MI Analyst starts at $48,000 annually.

Source: Northern Light


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