NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The J. David Gladstone Institutes said this week that is its partnering with software firm Alitora Systems to develop a semantic search system targeted at drug discovery.

Under the terms of the collaboration, Gladstone will modify Alitora Systems' semantic technology for biotechnology and pharmaceutical discovery and development.

Alitora's semantic search technology finds information based on "relevant meaning, not just keywords," which could help researchers uncover information that might otherwise be lost, Gladstone said.

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