April 10, 2018 - Yewno, Inc., a leading provider of AI-driven knowledge discovery solutions, today announces that Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan will be joining top universities and libraries across seven countries by adopting Yewno's cutting edge knowledge discovery technology. Vita-Salute San Raffaele will be adopting both the Yewno Discover and Yewno Biomedical products, which aid researchers in knowledge discovery of scholarly materials and biomedical research respectively.
Vita Salute San Raffaele is focused on research in medicine, psychology & neurosciences, and philosophical studies. Although it is a young university, with a degree offer centralized on the university's mission which is to answer the question "What is man?", it has reached excellent results in the research field as is widely demonstrated by the well-known international rankings QS and THE.
Yewno's core technology goes far beyond traditional search methodology. It uses a knowledge graph to track more than 600 million semantic connections among concepts extracted from full-text academic resources. It then links to over 120 million scholarly articles, books and database assets, a number that is continuously growing. Discover can also help libraries to manage their own assets by linking with existing search tools and platforms. Likewise, Yewno Biomedical aids researchers by employing a semantic analysis of literature, which is able to find causal relationships between drugs, molecular targets, pathways and diseases, and can also be used in testing hypotheses based on biological and biochemical reasoning.
"After thoroughly testing both the Yewno Discover and Yewno Biomedical products, the research community at San Raffaele recognized that the products offer something not available in any other discovery product. We are very excited to be able to bring this new Artificial Intelligence based research tool to San Raffaele. We believe Yewno is a paradigm shift in searching which will support our researchers and students in sparking new ideas and creating better research output." said Laura Tei, Head of San Raffaele Library.
"We are delighted to include San Raffaele as a Yewno customer. Being from Milan myself I have firsthand knowledge of their reputation and the caliber of their community. Adding our AI based Discovery products to their toolset will augment their research capabilities", added CEO and Founder Ruggero Gramatica.
Founded in 2015, Yewno is helping the world to uncover the undiscovered through its new 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 networks, and computational linguistics into an intelligent framework to enhance human understanding by correlating concepts across vast volumes sources. Headquartered in Redwood City, CA, and with offices in London and New York, Yewno is backed by leading investors including Pacific Capital and currently has numerous partnerships across top research universities, publishers, the finance sector and content aggregators worldwide. Yewno was recently named Outsell's 2017 Emerging Company of the Year, and was chosen from among 250 major disruptors in the global information industry.
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About Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, founded by Don Luigi Maria Verzé, was inaugurated in 1996 with the Faculty of Psychology, followed by the Faculty of Medicine in 1998 and Philosophy in 2002. Each Faculty is a complex structure including undergraduate and postgraduate courses, research centers, doctoral schools and masters. Since its establishment, the University has been characterized by a strong integration of teaching and research in each of its facets: biomedical, psychological and philosophical. The mission of Vita-Salute San Raffaele University is to answer to the question Quid est homo? (‘What is man?'), strongly believing that the human being is biologically, psychologically and spiritually unique. The University is now part of the Gruppo ospedaliero San Donato, that is today the leading italian hospital group and among the 10 largest private hospital groups in Europe.