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Dialog® NewsRoom Now Offering Deeper Archive of The New York Times

North American Embargo Lifted With Fulltext of Articles From 1980 Now Available For All Customers Worldwide

CARY, N.C., USA (January 24, 2005) — Dialog, a Thomson (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) business and a leading worldwide provider of online-based information services and integrated information solutions, said today that it is now offering a fulltext archive of The New York Times dating to 1980 through Dialog® NewsRoom and other Dialog-branded services. The archive is available to North American subscribers as well as those located elsewhere around the world.

Previously, Dialog had offered its non-North American subscribers a fulltext archive of The New York Times starting in 1998, with only abstracts for prior years. North American customers previously had access to a 90-day fulltext archive. Now all worldwide subscribers to Dialog NewsRoom and other Dialog-branded services have access to the complete 1980-forward fulltext archive.

Newly published editorial materials from The New York Times continue to be added to Dialog services and are available for searching and article retrieval on a same-day basis.

"The New York Times is, of course, one of the world's great newspapers, and we're pleased to offer a deeper fulltext archive of its reporting and commentary to complement the daily feed of current reporting and analysis," said Viji Krishnan, Dialog vice president, publisher management. "The advantage of accessing current and archived materials from The New York Times through Dialog NewsRoom is the ability to find related reporting immediately from other sources aggregated from around the world. That is the best way to develop a quick but comprehensive historical perspective on any number of business, political or economic issues, which in turn fosters more astute decision making."

Dialog NewsRoom is an aggregated database of news reporting from more than 10,000 sources worldwide and it is available as a stand-alone service (www.dialognewsroom.com) or as a component of other Dialog and Thomson services. Archived and current reporting from The New York Times has been integrated into the content pool for seamless searching.

On other Dialog-branded services, the archives of materials from The New York Times are Files 471 and 472.

An archive of materials from The New York Times is also available through the family of Dialog DataStar® services (Files NYTI and NYTC), which are used primarily for in-depth research and current awareness tracking in the fields of science, technology and medicine.

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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 organizations 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®, Dialog NewsEdge® and Dialog IntelliscopeSM 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 organizations 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 27 countries. Dialog (www.dialog.com) is a business of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC). With 2003 revenues of US$7.6 billion, Thomson (www.thomson.com) is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers.

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