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

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

Program development challenge will expand scientific discovery experience on
Web of Knowledge

PHILADELPHIA, May 3, 2013 - The IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters,the
world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and
professionals, today announced the launch of its Build Challenge, the second
phase of a contest designed to expand the discovery experience offered by
Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge^SM. The competition challenges the research
community to develop innovative visualization tools that illustrate the
connections found in data, citations and research by using Web of Knowledge
application 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 meet the contest
criteria and highlight the various data relationships among the content
indexed with the Web of Science^®, the main citation database within the Web
of Knowledge. Each solution must be demonstrated through the entry of a
prototype or workable code and white paper. The Build Challenge will be open
for submissions until July 25.

The program development solutions will be based on the winning submissions
from the initial phase of the competition, the Ideation Challenge. In this
first part of the challenge series Thomson Reuters called upon the research
community to develop concept papers on new and inventive ways for users to
interact with the content and tools within the Web of Knowledge. The Ideation
Challenge attracted over 830 solvers from around the world and received 177

"While we received a broad and diverse collection of ideas during the Ideation
Challenge, an overwhelming amount of submissions were primarily focused on the
visualization of data," said Ellen Rotenberg, senior innovation product
manager at Thomson Reuters. "Researchers are increasingly interested in using
visualizations to navigate the various relationships between artifacts and
metadata related to scholarly content."

Thomson Reuters 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 Gordon Macomber,
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 and scholarly research. The Build Challenge takes this
conversation one step further by engaging the expertise of the technologists
in our community. We look forward to seeing the developments from this second

Thomson Reuters is partnering with crowdsourcing leader InnoCentive for the
Ideation and Build Challenges. " Thomson Reuters is truly a company to be
emulated in its use of innovation competitions and crowdsourcing to listen to
and engage its customers and users to help improve 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 and quality of submissions in the Ideation Challenge, and can't
wait to see our Global Solver Community take things to the next level with the
Build Challenge."

Visit to learn more about the Build and Ideation
Challenges. For the terms and conditions of the Build Challenge, visit . Follow the
challenge and learn more about the previous challenge on the InnoCentive
Seeker Spotlight blog.

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