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Transforming scientific content into actionable knowledge

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is aggregating its online content at a new site that will feature the group’s journal titles dating back to 1916, expanding image library, 240 book titles, its news magazine and, eventually, abstracts of meetings and educational publications. ASM’s goal is to improve access, search, navigation and knowledge discovery at a deeper level of detail—articles, chapters, collections by topic, podcasts and Webinars.

ASM has chosen TEMIS technology for the project, licensing its Luxid for Content Enrichment platform and its Biological Entity Relationships Skill Cartridge. The Skill Cartridge identifies and extracts text of biological, biochemical and biomedical entities, together with their interrelationships to help scientists in their research.

Dr. David Hooper, ASM president, says, “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. 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.”

Guillaume Mazieres, executive VP, North America Operations, with TEMIS, says, “ Luxid produces value-added metadata that will turn ASM’s content into actionable knowledge and enable advanced content analytics and information discovery.”

With its semantically enriched content, the organization will provide its community of scientists, clinicians, authors and librarians with a flexible, user-friendly online experience. Visitors will be able to search, browse and discover content, and the organization itself can explore new functionalities, business models and delivery formats, TEMIS reports.

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