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Smartlogik to Provide Thomson ISI With Cross-Database Discovery and Structure Solutions.

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LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 31, 2002

Smartlogik plc, (LSE: SLK; NASDAQ: SLGK) the knowledge products company, announces that it will provide search and structure solutions to ISI, the leading provider of high-value, essential information for the global scientific research community.

ISI, a business of The Thomson Corporation, produces ISI Web of Knowledge(SM) --the single environment from which scientific researchers can access, analyze, and manage information. ISI Web of Knowledge facilitates discovery by offering seamless navigation to the highest quality journal and Web content, evaluation tools, and bibliographic management products.

Under the contract, Smartlogik will customise and deliver its MuscatStructure(TM) and MuscatDiscovery(TM) tools, in order to allow ISI subscribers to search across an unprecedented breadth of scientific research information. Smartlogik will create a uniform structure for both the proprietary and publicly available information, including the Derwent Innovations Index(SM), published by Derwent Information(TM), a Thomson business and a world leading patent and scientific information provider.

"Because of its unsurpassed depth, quality and ease of use, it is our aim that ISI Web of Knowledge will become the acknowledged first choice resource for the global scientific research community", said Frank Licata, Senior Vice President of Systems and Technology, ISI.

"The advanced search and categorisation capabilities of the Smartlogik technology is easily tailored to the ISI information resources," continued Licata. "As the content and functionality of ISI Web of Knowledge broadens, the Smartlogik technology can be scaled to meet the needs of our customers."

Stephen Hill, Chief Executive of Smartlogik plc, said:

"This contract clearly demonstrates Smartlogik's ability to devise and implement creative knowledge solutions for the scientific community. Smartlogik is delighted to be partners with the Thomson Corporation and we look forward to helping ISI deliver enhanced service to its customers."

Smartlogik Group plc

Smartlogik Group plc is a knowledge products company, that makes business applications smarter through advanced technology.

It offers a range of technology, application and service products that provide organisations with fresh insight and critical knowledge of their business, markets and competitors. Its products enable faster ROI, increased productivity and revenues while also reducing costs.

Smartlogik's products turn large volumes of corporate data, especially unstructured data such as customer profiles, product specifications and competitor activity, into focussed knowledge that can be readily accessed by the right people within an organisation. By combining this distilled knowledge with a user's business own knowledge and experience, through interaction and dialogue, critical business decisions and activities become far more effective. As a result, critical business applications become effective business tools.

Smartlogik's technology is based upon a unique combination of rigorous mathematics, rules-based processing and machine intelligence. It offers the ability to aggregate relevant information across all types of data, organise this information into meaningful categories, create profiles, identify experts, extract meaning and produce summaries. All of this is done automatically.

About ISI

ISI is a business of The Thomson Corporation. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA with offices worldwide. ISI provides essential, high quality Web-based information to over six million researchers, information specialists, and administrators in diverse fields. For more information about ISI, visit www.isinet.com.

The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com), with 2000 revenues of approximately US$6 billion, is a leading provider of integrated information solutions to business and professional markets worldwide. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the Toronto and London stock exchanges.
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