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Thomson Reuters to Award up to $30,000 for Most Innovative Use of Web of Knowledge Application Programming Interfaces

Thomson Reuters to Award up to $30,000 for Most Innovative Use of Web of Knowledge Application Programming Interfaces

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Thomson Reuters to Award up to $30,000 forMost Innovative Use of Web of KnowledgeApplication Programming Interfaces
Program development challenge will expand scientificdiscovery experience on Web of Knowledge
PHILADELPHIA, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TheIP & Science business of Thomson Reuters,the world's leading source of intelligentinformation for businesses and professionals, today announced thelaunch of its Build Challenge, the second phase of a contest designed toexpand the discovery experience offered by Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge
. The competition challenges the research community todevelop innovative visualization tools that illustrate the connectionsfound in data, citations and research by using Web of Knowledgeapplication programming interfaces (APIs).Thomson Reuters will award up to $30,000 to the participant who"builds" the best web-based or mobile visualization tools that both meetthe contest criteria and highlight the various data relationships amongthe content indexed with the Web of Science
, the main citationdatabase within the Web of Knowledge. Each solution must bedemonstrated through the entry of a prototype or workable code andwhite paper. TheBuild Challenge will be open for submissions until July 25.The program development solutions will be based on the winningsubmissions from the initial phase of the competition, the IdeationChallenge. In this first part of the challenge series Thomson Reuterscalled upon the research community to develop concept papers on new
and inventive ways for users to interact with the content and tools withinthe Web of Knowledge. The Ideation Challenge attracted over 830solvers from around the world and received 177 submissions."While we received a broad and diverse collection of ideas during theIdeation Challenge, an overwhelming amount of submissions were primarily focused on the visualization of data," said Ellen Rotenberg ,senior innovation product manager at Thomson Reuters. "Researchersare increasingly interested in using visualizations to navigate the variousrelationships between artifacts and metadata related to scholarlycontent."Thomson ReutersSciencewatch.com has interviews with the three winning Ideation Challenge innovators featuring the details and ideas behind their inventive concepts."There is no voice greater than that of the customer," said GordonMacomber , managing director of Thomson Reuters Scientific &Scholarly Research. "We engaged with the Web of Knowledge user community in a unique way during the Ideation Challenge, seeing their valuable suggestions for enhancing the progress of scientific andscholarly research. The Build Challenge takes this conversation one stepfurther by engaging the expertise of the technologists in our community.We look forward to seeing the developments from this second stage."Thomson Reuters is partnering with crowdsourcing leader InnoCentivefor the Ideation and Build Challenges. "Thomson Reuters is truly acompany to be emulated in its use of innovation competitions andcrowdsourcing to listen to and engage its customers and users to helpimprove upon and bring valuable new products and services to market,"said Alph Bingham , co-founder and board member of InnoCentive.
"We are very gratified to see the excellent solver participation andquality of submissions in the Ideation Challenge, and can't wait to seeour Global Solver Community take things to the next level with theBuild Challenge."
InnoCentive is the global leader in crowdsourcing innovation problemsto the world's smartest people who compete to provide ideas andsolutions to important business, social, policy, scientific, and technicalchallenges. Our global network of millions of problem solvers, provenchallenge methodology, and cloud-based technology combine to helpour clients transform their economics of innovation through rapidsolution delivery and the development of sustainable open innovation programs. For more than a decade, leading organizations such as AARPFoundation, Air Force Research Labs, Booz Allen Hamilton , ClevelandClinic, Eli Lilly & Company, EMC Corporation, NASA, NaturePublishing Group, Procter & Gamble, Scientific American, Syngenta,The Economist, Thomson Reuters, and several government agencies inthe U.S. and Europe have partnered with InnoCentive to rapidly generateinnovative new ideas and solve problems faster, more cost effectively,and with less risk than ever before. For more information, go towww.innocentive.com.
 Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent informationfor businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise withinnovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decisionmakers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world's mosttrusted news organization.

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