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Dialog to Highlight Information Solutions for Enterprises, Web Integration at Online Information 2003
Company to Showcase Its Dialog Portals, Dialog API, Dialog NewsEdge® and Dialog Profound® Services
LONDON (28 November 2003) — Dialog, a Thomson (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) business and a leading worldwide provider of online-based information services and integrated information solutions, today said that it will focus on recently launched information integration tools at the upcoming Online Information 2003 conference to be held here 2-4 December.
The company also said it would showcase four of its services — Dialog Portals, Dialog API, Dialog NewsEdge® and Dialog Profound® — at the London conference, the largest annual gathering of information professionals in the world.
"The information industry is changing, and we are at the forefront of the transformation," said Roy M. Martin, Jr., Dialog president and CEO. "Today, the imperative is to offer the tools necessary to integrate information into in-house networks and professional and consumer services on the open Web. We must reach professionals as part of their day-to-day workflows and individuals as a component of their interactivity with Web services. And we must give those professionals and individuals the knowledge resources they need to be more successful."
Dialog recently launched two software services to help managers of corporate portals, intranets, Web-based consumer and professional services and others readily incorporate its collection of more than 14 terabytes of information gathered from around the world.
The two services are:
Other Services to Be Showcased
Among the Dialog services to be showcased at Online Information 2003 are:
In addition to showcasing its online services, Dialog also will announce the winners of two annual awards at the Online Information 2003 conference:
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About Dialog and The Thomson Corporation
Today, the online services provided by Dialog — offered through the Dialog®, Dialog Profound®, Dialog DataStar, NewsEdge and Intelligence Data brands — give users the ability to precisely retrieve data from more than 1.4 billion unique records, accessible via the Internet or through delivery to enterprise intranets. Searchable content includes articles and reports from thousands of real-time news feeds, newspapers, broadcast transcripts and trade publications, plus research reports and analyst notes providing support for financial decision-making, as well as in-depth repositories of scientific and technical data, patents, trademarks and other intellectual property data. Information professionals and end-users at business, professional and government organisations in more than 100 countries prize Dialog services for their depth and breadth of content, precision searching and speed.
Based in Cary, N.C., USA, Dialog has operations in 31 other countries. Dialog (www.dialog.com) is a business of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC). With 2002 revenues from continuing operations of US$7.5 billion, Thomson (www.thomson.com) is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers.
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