American Society for Microbiology Teams Up With TEMIS to Strengthen Access to Content

Next reference portal for microbiologists to be enhanced by TEMIS semantic content enrichment technology

Washington DC/New York, NY, (PresseBox) - TEMIS, the leading provider of Semantic Content Enrichment solutions for the Enterprise, today announced it has signed a license and services agreement with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the oldest and largest life science membership organization in the world.

To serve its 40,000 members better, ASM is completely revamping its online content offering, and aggregating at a new site all of its authoritative content, including ASM's journal titles dating back to 1916, a rapidly expanding image library, 240 book titles, its news magazine Microbe, and eventually abstracts of meetings and educational publications.

The organization's main goal is to enhance access, search, navigation and knowledge discovery at a deeper level of detail--articles, chapters, collections by topic, podcasts and webinars. ASM has identified TEMIS as the best content enrichment solution provider for the scientific publishing community and licensed its platform Luxid® for Content Enrichment and its Biological Entity Relationships Skill Cartridge®.

"ASM is pursuing the most ambitious technology upgrade in its long history, designed to improve information services for tens of thousands of members engaged in important research around the globe", said Dr. David Hooper, ASM President. "To ensure the success of this major undertaking, ASM has selected as partners the best technology providers in their fields. For semantic content enrichment, the industry leader who won our confidence is TEMIS. Their Luxid® for Content Enrichment platform is the solution ASM members can rely on. It is the finest in knowledge discovery technology."

"We are proud that our flagship Luxid® platform combined with our dedicated Biological Entity Relationships Skill Cartridge® is now being used by such a trusted provider of scientific insights to the research community", said Guillaume Mazieres, Executive Vice President, North-America Operations, TEMIS. "Luxid® produces value-added metadata that will turn ASM's content into actionable knowledge and enable advanced content analytics and information discovery."

The Biological Entity Relationships Skill Cartridge® performs the identification and extraction from text of biological, biochemical and biomedical entities together with their inter-relationships to help scientists identify biological or biochemical mechanisms and pathways, and explore new therapeutic options for diseases or syndromes.

With its semantically-enriched content, ASM will offer its community of scientists, clinicians, authors and librarians a flexible and user-friendly online experience enabling visitors to search, browse and discover its content more effectively than ever. ASM will also be able to explore new functionalities, business models, and formats of delivery.

About American Society of Microbiology
ASM is the world's oldest and largest life science organization and has more than 40,000 members worldwide. The mission of the American Society for Microbiology is to advance the microbiological sciences as a vehicle for understanding life processes and to apply and communicate this knowledge for the improvement of health and environmental and economic well being worldwide.

Temis Deutschland GmbH

TEMIS is the leading provider of Text Analytics-based semantic content enrichment solutions, turning unstructured data into actionable knowledge, enabling advanced content analysis and strategic information discovery. Its flagship Content Enrichment solution, Luxid® automatically associates value-added metadata to content.

TEMIS' innovative solutions address the needs of publishers as well as Enterprises and have attracted the business of leading organizations such as AAAS, Agence France-Presse, BASF, Bayer Schering Pharma, Editions Lefebvre-Sarrut, Elsevier, HCPro, HighWire, Merck Serono, Nature Publishing Group, Novartis, Sage, Sanofi-aventis, Simon & Schuster, Springer Science+Business Media, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Thieme, and Thomson Reuters. Founded in 2000, TEMIS has offices in the United States, Canada, the UK, France and Germany, and is represented worldwide through its network of certified partners.

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