Access Innovations, Inc. is pleased to announce that, using their award-winning Data Harmony semantic enrichment software, the recent completion of a thesaurus and indexing project with open-access publisher Hindawi Limited.

Hindawi had put a program in place to add a semantic layer to their content. To achieve their goal, they engaged with Access Innovations, leaders in semantic enrichment solutions, to create a custom thesaurus that could be used to accurately index Hindawi’s content with relevant vocabulary terms.

Hindawi publishes 248 scholarly journals on a range of academic subjects. The vast majority of the content comprises STEM topics, with a few journals from other areas including education and social science. The total size of the Hindawi corpus comprises in excess of 160,000 journal articles, with approximately 16,500 new articles being published each year.

After analyzing the Hindawi content, it was determined that a pre-existing thesaurus and rule base, in conjunction with Access Innovations’ standard mining of Hindawi’s content, would make for the most cost-effective solution to Hindawi’s semantic needs. Using a modified version of the Public Library of Science (PLOS) thesaurus and rule base, along with selected science and mathematics terms from other sources, Access Innovations successfully indexed the Hindawi content.

“Our experience with Access Innovations has been quite positive,” commented Andrew Smeall, Director of Product & Technology for Hindawi. “This semantic layer on our content is a strong step forward in our goal of indexing manuscripts as they are submitted in order to match them automatically with editors, and furthermore to enable the recommendation of appropriate peer reviewers.”

“The breadth of the Hindawi collection is a great match for the PLOS thesaurus with extensions for physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science and engineering,” said Marjorie M.K. Hlava, President and Founder of Access Innovations. “I believe that this thesaurus and rule base will dramatically improve their indexing and their overall work flow.”

About Access Innovations, Inc. –,

Founded in 1978, Access Innovations is the pioneer and industry leader in making information assets easily and automatically discoverable. Our major advantage is our patented, award-winning Data Harmony software, combined with the technical expertise to create information discovery systems that meet unique client needs.

About Hindawi Limited –

With a portfolio of around 250 journals across all areas of Science and Medicine, Hindawi Limited is one of the world’s largest publishers of peer-reviewed, open access journals. Hindawi believes in open scholarly communication and strives to enable the widest possible access to research while preserving robust publishing standards and editorial integrity.