(28 October 2008, Cambridge, UK) Linguamatics Ltd, a leader in enterprise text mining for the life science and other markets, today announced that TNO has deployed the I2E semantic knowledge-discovery platform to provide insights and intelligence within the food safety domain. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.
"At TNO we are developing a food safety alerting system to support risk managers in industry and government agencies," said Fred van de Brug, Project Leader at TNO. "TNO possesses unique multidisciplinary expertise and knowledge concerning food safety issues. By combining this knowledge with effective mining of scientific literature and news articles, risk managers can gain early awareness and intelligence about possible risks to food production. TNO chose the I2E text mining platform because of its flexibility and power to increase precision and recall of relevant information."
"Issues related to food safety continue to lead to public concerns worldwide," commented Roger Hale, COO and Co-founder of Linguamatics. "I2E's powerful and scalable natural language processing based text mining enables food technology organizations like TNO to detect signals and exploit knowledge from published information to alert the food industry rapidly and effectively."
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TNO is a prominent, independent knowledge company whose expertise and research contributes significantly to the competitiveness of businesses and organisations, to the economy and to the quality of life as a whole. Versatility and capacity to integrate this knowledge makes TNO unique. TNO employs some 4300 professionals.
TNO operates in five core areas:
See www.tno.nl/foodsafety for further information.
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