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Scope Completes Taxonomy Development Assignment for Elsevier Health Sciences

Chennai, India, October 07, 2013 --( Scope e-Knowledge Center (Scope), a leading provider of content enhancement and knowledge services, publisher of Knowledgespeak, and a Quatrro Global Services company, has completed an assignment for Elsevier Health Sciences (Elsevier) to develop a taxonomy for PracticeUpdate, an e-portal that offers an array of professional research, information and education resources.

Elsevier’s key business objective was to support more personalization of the user experience for PracticeUpdate. The solution Scope and Elsevier envisioned required the development of a taxonomy for a number of medical domains. The taxonomy is essential for optimal filtering of results for the target audience and refining search results.

Scope’s team of medical content specialists not only developed the tiered taxonomy, but also created documentation of the simulated tagging process, using sample content, to train Elsevier’s CMS users and to establish best practices. Scope, in this assignment, reviewed content in a variety of medical domains, including Oncology, Cardiology, Urology, Eye Care, Primary Care, and Dermatology.

Scope’s smart content solution, diSCOverTM, enables the development of domain-specific knowledge frameworks in the form of controlled vocabularies – Taxonomies, Thesauri and Ontologies. diSCOver also supports document indexing using a knowledge framework to enable more filtered and targeted search, including cross domain search, and navigation.

Brad Strong, Manager, Online Content & Strategy of Elsevier Health Sciences, commented, “Elsevier sought to enable personalization and rich content discovery in PracticeUpdate; a comprehensive taxonomy was essential to enable precise filtering and to reveal connections between content for our users. Scope’s taxonomy has met our business requirements and we are pleased with Scope’s response to our needs.”

Commenting on this partnership extension, Tram Venkatraman, President of Scope, said, “We are very pleased to have been chosen by Elsevier to deliver such a high-end knowledge service offering. We leveraged our medical subject matter experts and our significant experience of handling controlled vocabulary development and maintenance assignments in a variety of topical areas in the past.”

“It gives us immense pleasure to be a knowledge partner for Elsevier,” said M.A. Eswaran, Senior Vice President of Scope. He further added, “With Scope’s technology-enabled diSCOver solution, publishers and other information providers can enhance the discoverability of and search precision for their content.”

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online solutions include ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxys, ClinicalKey and Mosby’s Suite, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

About Scope e-Knowledge Center

Scope, a Quatrro Global Services company, is an award-winning provider of outsourced, cost-effective Content Enhancement Services, Data Management Services, Business Research Services and Patent Analytics for various clients across the globe. Scope, a niche knowledge services provider, has employees from various educational backgrounds and experience delivering knowledge solutions across multiple industry verticals and domains. Scope fulfils customer needs by leveraging its experience and capabilities using in-house developed proprietary technology solutions and platforms for service delivery as well as its internal needs. Scope is also the publisher of the daily newsletter Knowledgespeak, a comprehensive news service focusing on the STM information industry.

For more information, please contact:

Richard Kobel
Vice President,
Business Development,
Scope e-Knowledge Center
+1 516 462 3555

Deborah Harman
Associate Vice President,
Business Development,
UK & Europe
Scope e-Knowledge Center
+44 1844 239270

M.A. Eswaran
Senior Vice President,
Scope e-Knowledge Center
+91 44 2431 4201; Extn: 301
Contact Information
Scope eKnowledge Center
Thanaseela Prabu
II Floor, Temple Towers,
Nandanam, 672 Anna Salai,
Chennai - 600 035, India

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