Friday, August 5th, 2011

The University of Glasgow and Lancaster University have become the latest in a growing number of universities around the world to adopt leading text analytics software tool Leximancer. The universities are using Leximancer to support their qualitative research activities.

Leximancer is the product of Australian software company, Leximancer Pty Ltd. Leximancer’s core technology was created at The University of Queensland in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences by Dr Andrew Smith who is now the company’s Chief Scientist.

Although Leximancer has been primarily focused on its growing commercial customer base in industry and government, it has continued to offer special pricing to academic institutions and support university-based research using unstructured data.

“It is very gratifying that software generated through university research is becoming an increasingly important component of research efforts in many disciplines across multiple universities,” Dr Smith said.

“In the past two months, the University of Glasgow, Lancaster University and the Australian Catholic University have joined the National University of Singapore and six other Australian universities in obtaining university-wide licences to use Leximancer.”

Individual Leximancer users are located in over 100 academic institutions spread throughout Australia, Asia, Europe and North America.

According to Google Scholar, 149 academic papers mentioning Leximancer have been published in journals as diverse as the Harvard Business Review and the European Journal of Dental Education since January 2010.

Leximancer General Manager, Mac Exon-Taylor said Leximancer’s ability to provide true, unbiased discovery appealed to academics and other users working in research.

“Academic staff are very discerning and exacting customers,” Mr Exon-Taylor said.

“Our academic customers ensure that we continue to provide a product that is based on leading edge science and provides results capable of independent validation,” he said.

Leximancer Pty Ltd was founded in 2006 by UniQuest, The University of Queensland’s main research commercialisation company and one of Australia’s largest university technology transfer organisations.

For more information contact Leximancer Director, Joe McLean telephone +617 3365 6015 or



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Leximancer Pty Ltd

Leximancer is an Australian company that has been providing leading-edge text analytics technology for almost 10 years. Leximancer's text analytics products are being used by customers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Spain, Sweden, Russia, Norway, Taiwan, Germany and Italy. Customers range across market research, defence, government, academia, management consulting, insurance, legal, intelligence, pharmaceuticals and health industries.
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UniQuest Pty Limited

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.

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