Elsevier announced the expansion of illumin8, its semantic search tool first launched in 2008. illumin8, which indexes scientific, patent, news and web content from Elsevier and other sources.  According to Elsevier, “illumin8 offers new features, including an improved ability to explore technology trends and white space opportunities, evaluate potential new technologies and product applications, and compare organizations, products, people, and approaches.”  The functionality of illumin8 is further enhanced by the introduction of illumin8 Reports—customizable documents that users can create to share their findings and analysis of a research topic.

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