Engineering Information Utilizes Access Innovations Software to Create 5th Edition of Ei Thesaurus(R)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 7 -- Access Innovations, Inc. (Access), a leader in the data management industry, announced that the 5th Edition of Engineering Information's Ei Thesaurus has been completed using Access's Thesaurus Master tool.

Engineering Information (Ei) contracted with Access to use Thesaurus Master to update the Ei Thesaurus, a controlled vocabulary system comprising over 19,000 terms used to classify Ei's Compendex® database. Ei's thesaurus update was simplified and facilitated through the versatility and flexibility of Thesaurus Master.

Thesaurus Master's powerful software allows users to construct a thesaurus using the term as the key building block. Thesaurus Master expedites the search process by permitting the users to maneuver through a term list hierarchy, employ several ways to relate terms to one another, and add notes to each term. Combining with other components within Access's Data Harmony software suite, Thesaurus Master also is available in stand-alone mode.

"Our customers depend on Ei for our ability to identify and meaningfully classify engineering content," observed Judy Salk, Ei's Director of Editorial Operations. "As engineering disciplines advance and evolve, our objective is for the Ei Thesaurus to continuously reflect changes in the field."

Marjorie Hlava, Access President, responded: "Ei required the ability to maintain their competitive edge by updating their information tools for the database. Thesaurus Master allowed Ei to accomplish this with ease and accuracy. The addition of 1,075 terms brings their thesaurus to the cutting edge of engineering."

About Access Innovations
Access has supported document management and database construction in Information Management for 29 years. Our proprietary Data Harmony software suite provides unparalleled support for the implementation and accuracy of search engines. Employing a wide range of software tools, Access offers database solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of the private and government sectors. Independently owned, Access constantly strives for perfection and increased accuracy in a world of information disseminated across multiple media. Cognizant of the time constraints faced by searchers of this evolving information influx, Data Harmony's software suite filters out the noise of unwanted search engine selections.

About Engineering Information
Engineering Information (Ei), a business unit of Elsevier (, is the leader in providing online information, knowledge and support to engineering researchers. The company provides information research tools specifically focused on the content and intelligence that engineering researchers need to stay informed and a step ahead of the competition. For more information about Ei and its products, including Engineering Village 2(TM), Compendex®, and Ei EnCompass(TM) please visit

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Source: Access Innovations, Inc.

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