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Press Release: Yewno [March 11, 2017]

Yewno surpasses 100M analyzed assets to fuel next generation research and learning

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - 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.

"We are pleased with achieving this significant milestone so quickly and continue to accelerate towards the next milestone," comments 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."

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.

The JAMA Network's Senior Vice President and Publisher, Thomas J. Easley describes the value of having their content understood and accessed in a more profound way, "Our goal is to provide the researcher and learner the highest quality peer-reviewed clinical research and commentary, and offering them innovative ways to make new inferences and explore interdisciplinary subjects helps us achieve that goal."

"A focus at Gale is to make our content interoperable on all of the platforms our customers want to use," said Liz Mason, Vice President for Product at Gale, which has indexed millions of documents from Gale Primary Sources Collections and Academic OneFile with Yewno. "Adding our content to the Yewno platform makes it possible for researchers to draw new insights about important primary sources and advance their research in ways previously not possible."

Eric Pepper, SPIE Director of Publications explains 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."

Director of the Stanford University Press, Alan Harvey explains, "Yewno is a strong and versatile tool that allows researchers and publishers to bridge disciplinary divides in a way that hasn't been possible before." Harvey continues, "All the knowledge and content contained within our books has been unlocked to aid in the discovery and mapping of interrelated ideas and concepts across fields. Our mission is to advance scholarship; Yewno will prove a great enabler of this mission."

Toby Green, Chief Operating Officer of the OECD Public Affairs and Communications Directorate, states, "We are delighted to be involved with Yewno and the innovative Discover product. It offers a completely new and intuitive way for OECD content to be discovered. We look forward to continuing the partnership as the range of Yewno products expands."

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

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 product which supports needs of publishers and content curators, please visit www.yewno.com/about.

About the American Medical Association and The JAMA Network

Building on a tradition of editorial excellence, The JAMA Network (www.jamanetwork.com) brings JAMA together with 11 specialty journals, published by the American Medical Association, to offer enhanced access to the research, viewpoints, and medical news shaping medicine today and into the future. The American Medical Association is the premier national organization dedicated to empowering the nation's physicians to continually provide safer, higher quality, and more efficient care for patients and communities.

About Cengage and Gale

Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Gale, a Cengage company, provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools and technology that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries. For more than 60 years, Gale has partnered with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights – where, when, and how people need it. Gale has 500 employees globally with its main operations in Farmington Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit www.gale.com.

About OECD

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (www.oecd.org) formulates and promotes policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems, and the resulting publications cover a broad range of economic, social and environmental issues.

About SPIE

SPIE (www.spie.org) is the international society for optics and photonics, 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 more than $4 million in support of education and outreach programs.

About Stanford University Press

Founded in 1925, Stanford University Press (www.sup.org) publishes 130 books a year across the humanities and social sciences, with over 4,000 titles currently in print. SUP is respected (and frequently honored) for its high-quality, innovative print and digital publishing program, using the latest technology to help define scholarly publishing in the 21st century.


Summary: Yewno, a new technology powering knowledge discovery, announced 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.
Publication Year:2017
Type of Material:Press Release
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Date Issued:March 11, 2017
Publisher:Yewno
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Company: Yewno
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