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Dialog Seeks Applicants in Europe, the Middle East & Africa for 2003 Roger K. Summit Scholarship

LONDON (5 June 2003) — Dialog, a Thomson (TSX: TOC; NYSE: TOC) business and a leading worldwide provider of online-based information services and integrated information solutions, said today that it is seeking applicants from Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for its annual Roger K. Summit Scholarship.

Dialog will award a €5,000 scholarship to a student from the EMEA region enrolled in an accredited library or information sciences graduate-level programme. The EMEA prize will be announced at the 2003 Online Information Conference and Exhibition at Olympia in London, to be held in December.

The deadline for applications is 24 October 2003. Applications are available at

Dialog awards three Roger K. Summit Scholarships annually, one each in North America, the EMEA region, and in the Asia Pacific region. The scholarships are in honour of the founder of Dialog, who was a pioneer in developing the technology behind online information retrieval. Dr. Summit is chairman emeritus of the company.

A panel of information professionals and educators selects the regional winners after reviewing academic achievement, interest in electronic information services, proficiency using Dialog online services and faculty recommendations.

The scholarship program is part of an array of Dialog initiatives designed to support the professional development of information specialists around the world.

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About Dialog and The Thomson Corporation
Dialog, a pioneer in developing the technology behind electronic information retrieval, is the world leader in providing online-based information services to organisations seeking competitive advantages in such fields as business, science, engineering, finance and law.

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 ( is a business of The Thomson Corporation (TSX: TOC; NYSE: TOC). With 2002 revenues of US$7.8 billion, Thomson ( is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers.


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