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SPIE Digital Library joins as Yewno passes 100M mark in analyzed assets

Yewno's Discover technology fuels next-generation research and learning

09 March 2017

SPIE Digital Library

REDWOOD CITY, California, and BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA — Yewno, a new technology powering knowledge discovery, announced today that it has ingested its 100 millionth content asset. Yewno enhances human learning and understanding by extracting and connecting concepts from vast volumes of content and data. The content within Yewno’s education product Discover covers a broad range of academically relevant subject fields and formats including scholarly and trade journal and book content, Open Access and Open Educational Resources, quality web sources and data sets, and institutional repositories.

New content partners providing publications to Yewno include Gale, a Cengage Company; SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics; the American Medical Association; Stanford University Press; and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

“We are pleased with achieving this significant milestone so quickly and continue to accelerate towards the next milestone,” commented Yewno’s CEO and founder, Ruggero Gramatica, “We are committed to the continued growth of our content base. Each new asset dynamically grows the technology’s network of connected concepts and enhances the discovery and learning experience of our researcher, teacher, and student users.”

Eric Pepper, SPIE Director of Publications, noted that “SPIE strives to enable researchers and students in science and engineering to find and use the optics and photonics research we publish that is pertinent to their work. The Yewno research tools offer impressive new ways to discover this information. In addition, librarians at institutions that subscribe to the SPIE Digital Library were eager to have the SPIE content in the Yewno corpus and we are happy to support this activity.”

“Collaboration with prestigious organizations like OECD, Gale, AMA, SPIE, and SUP makes the high quality and incredible breadth of Yewno Discover’s connections possible,” Ruggero said. “Our goal is to continue to partner with publishers and content curators to enhance the research value of our products.”

See the press release from Yewno for more information.

About Yewno

Founded in 2014, Yewno is helping people uncover the undiscovered through its inference engine, which introduces an entirely new approach to knowledge discovery. Mimicking the human brain, the Yewno inference engine incorporates machine learning, cognitive science, neural networking, and computational linguistics into a highly visual solution to enhance human understanding by correlating concepts across vast volumes of text. In the Education vertical, Yewno’s Discover platform is a research product available to support scholars, teachers and students and is used at leading schools and libraries around the world, including Harvard, MIT and Stanford. Headquartered in Redwood City, CA, and with offices in London, Yewno is backed by prominent investors including Pacific Capital and currently has numerous partnerships worldwide across top universities, publishers and content aggregators. For more information on Yewno or the upcoming launch of the Yewno Unearth.

About SPIE

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is an educational not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based science, engineering and technology. The Society serves nearly 264,000 constituents from approximately 166 countries, offering conferences and their published proceedings, continuing education, books, journals, and the SPIE Digital Library. In 2016, SPIE provided $4 million in support of education and outreach programs. www.spie.org


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