14 November 2011

Leximancer, a start-up company from The University of Queensland's Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, is proud to announce the release of version 4.0 of its pioneering text-analytics platform.

"We have been saying for some time that Leximancer will get you to results much faster than any of our competitors," said General Manager, Mac Exon-Taylor.

"Now with Leximancer 4.0, it's even easier to use and generate valuable insights into your data."

Brisbane-based Leximancer Pty Ltd has invested significantly in improving its user interface and has simplified the user experience through a compelling new look without having to add to the price.

"Our customers now have a choice between the traditional Concept Map interface and our new Concept Cloud," said Chief Scientist, Dr Andrew Smith.

"Both interfaces are fully interactive allowing you drill from broad themes and concepts into the text itself.

"Leximancer 4.0 looks great and you can run an analysis of vast quantities of text with almost no set-up at the click of a button – but we haven't forgotten that transparency and scientific integrity are hallmarks of our technology.

"Leximancer still allows users to verify that the outputs they get are supported by their data."

Mr Exon-Taylor said Leximancer customers would also be pleased with the significantly improved processing times, easier data import and increased language support delivered by Leximancer 4.0.

"Among the enterprise-grade text analytics solutions, Leximancer clearly represents the best lowest Total Cost of Ownership choice," Mr Exon-Taylor said.

Mr Exon-Taylor said Leximancer was well-advanced in developing a suite of products that would be focused on more specific user needs.

"Leximancer 4.0 is the beginning of a new look for our product suite that we will roll-out progressively over the next few months with the aid of new partners in Europe and the USA,” he said.

"In response to our customers, we are developing tailored solutions for survey analysis, marketing research, social media monitoring and enhanced search."

Media: Joe McLean on 617 (0) 439 898 737 or joe@leximancer.com.

Media: Leanne Wyvill on +61 7 3365 4037, 0409 767 199 or l.wyvill@uniquest.com.au.

About Leximancer
Leximancer Pty Ltd is an Australian company which has been providing leading-edge text analytics technology since its beginnings in 2006. The technology was created following seven years research and development at The University of Queensland by Dr Andrew Smith. The company was established by UniQuest, the University's main commercialisation company. Leximancer's technology is now proven, with customers around the globe, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Spain, Sweden, Russia, Norway, Taiwan, Germany and Italy. Leximancer is being used in market research, defence, government, management consulting, insurance, legal, intelligence, pharmaceuticals and health care.

Established by The University of Queensland in 1984, UniQuest is widely recognised as one of Australia's largest and most successful university commercialisation groups, benchmarking in the top tier of technology transfer worldwide. From an intellectual property portfolio of 1,500+ patents, it has created over 60 companies, and since 2000, UniQuest and its start-ups have raised more than $400 million to take university technologies to market. Annual sales of products using UQ technology and licensed by UniQuest are running at $3 billion. UniQuest now commercialises innovations developed at The University of Queensland and its commercialisation partner institutions: the University of Wollongong, University of Technology Sydney, James Cook University, University of Tasmania, Mater Medical Research Institute, and Queensland Health. UniQuest also provides access to an expansive and exclusive network of independent academics to tailor a consulting or project R&D solution to meet the diverse needs of industry and government, facilitating some 500 consulting, expert opinion, testing, and contract research services each year. UniQuest is also a leading Australasian provider of international development assistance recognised for excellence in technical leadership, management and research. Working with agencies such as AusAID, NZAID, the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank, UniQuest has developed and implemented more than 400 projects in 46 countries throughout the Pacific, South-East Asia, the Indian sub-continent and Africa.