Elsevier's illumin8 is a web-based semantic text-mining solution designed to help corporate research professionals answer complex R&D questions with greater speed and effectiveness. The product prevents users from having to remember arcane search parameters or syntax. Instead, they can simply enter the phrase they are interested in and the system figures out how to interpret it. This built-in search logic can obtain relevant, specific answers to tough questions for R&D professionals working in innovation, technology intelligence, and related areas. The upgrade provides richer results with a technology overview or landscape including organizations, products, approaches, benefits, and people associated with a technology or product category; smarter search logic; explicit display of result types showing the semantic relationship of the result to the search input; and addition of nearly a half million predefined technology terms to the search guide.
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