a nearly infinite amount of information is nowadays accessible via the
Internet, it is not easy to systematically sort out the right
information. This problem is addressed by Transinsight GmbH in Dresden,
a company that develops knowledge-based search technologies in close
cooperation with the Technische Universität Dresden. Now, after a
development period of only six months, Transinsight GmbH has created
MeSHPubMed, the worldwide first knowledge-based search engine for the
medical sciences to be made available on the Internet.
The search platform www.MeSHPubMed.org intelligently searches and,
thus, finds the desired results much faster and much more precisely
than a standard search engine can. For the first time, the technology
for the intelligent search developed by Transinsight GmbH in
cooperation with the TU Dresden has been used on the well-known search
engine for molecular biologists www.GOPubMed.org.
"Now, medical professionals will be able to work much more
efficiently, because they will be able to utilize the search engine
MeSHPubMed which sorts the 16 million presently available scientific
articles in such a way as is intended by the knowledge network MeSH
(Medical Subject Headings), an initiative of the National Library of
Medicine, USA," says Dr. Michael R. Alvers, CEO of Transinsight. The
search engine allows the search time for relevant scientific
information to be drastically reduced. For example, a search for the
tumor suppressor protein P53 delivers about 10 million articles through
conventional search engines and more than 40,000 articles in the case
of standard medical search engines like www.PubMed.org. For the user,
it is impossible to browse this quantity of texts. However, with
www.MeSHPubMed.org, by means of interactive navigation in the knowledge
tree of the MeSH, clicking the hierarchical entries "Diseases" ->
"Cardiovascular Diseases" -> "Heart Diseases," means the search
results can be restricted so that only six relevant articles are shown.
This is a great time saver!
Prof. Dr. Michael Schroeder, co-founder of Transinsight and
professor of bioinformatics at the Technische Universität Dresden, is
enthused to see the practical use of technologies developed partly
within European research projects such as REWERSE, Sealife and EFRE.
"We are proud to have developed technologies that reach a speed and
precision that currently cannot be achieved by anybody else in the
world. Our ultra-fast and very precise algorithms provide an enormous
customer benefit: the noticeable shortening of search times! Having
already two products online is a good example of a great knowledge
transfer between university and industry," says Schroeder.
This fruitful cooperation between Transinsight and the Technische
Universität Dresden is based on a cooperation contract. "In Dresden,
there is an atmosphere like at Stanford University, at MIT in Boston or
at Cambridge University," says Alvers. On this fertile ground,
Transinsight GmbH wants to open new horizons. To that end, two new
search platforms are already in the beta test. Moreover, with a
partner, Transinsight wants to address other areas such as the job
search field, because the technology of sorted searching is global and
can be used in non-biomedical areas as well.
Founded in November 2005, Transinsight is focused on software
solutions for the life sciences providing products for knowledge based
technologies. The flagship product, GoPubMed, a well established
biomedical search engine, was the first knowledge based search engine
for the Life Sciences on the Internet. Transinsight is headquartered in
one of the leading German biotech incubators, the BioInnovationCenter
Dresden BIOZ, where science and business work under one roof.
Transinsight works in close collaboration with the Technische
For further information, contact:
Dr. Michael R. Alvers, CEO of Transinsight GmbH,
Phone: +49 351 463 400 59,
For further information, visit: http://www.transinsight.com
The European Network of Excellence REWERSE is a research project on
"Reasoning on the Semantic Web". REWERSE develops rule-based languages
and applications to intelligently process data on the conventional and
the Semantic Web. REWERSE is funded by the European Commission and
Switzerland within the 6th Framework Programme, reference number
506779. The project started in March 2004 and runs for four years.
REWERSE networks over 100 researches from 27 research and industry
organisations in 14 European countries.
For further information, contact:
Dr. Uta Schwertel, REWERSE Project Manager
Institut für Informatik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Phone: +49 89 2180 9018
For further information, visit: http://rewerse.net