Linguamatics named lord of the Ring
Text mining specialist, Linguamatics has been named 'Company of the Year 2009' by the Cambridge Computer Lab Ring.
The Cambridge Computer Lab Ring Hall of Fame Awards 2009 - held earlier this month at Queens' College, Cambridge - recognise the success of companies founded by graduates of the Lab. "Linguamatics has achieved consistent strong growth and profitability since founding," said Stephen Allott, member of both the Governing Council of the Ring and the Awards judging panel. "The fact that their text mining software is now deployed at most of the world's largest life science companies demonstrates their success in solving high-value information-based problems for pharmaceutical R&D." The Awards have been running since 2006, with Xensource named Company of the Year last year, Jagex in 2007, and Codian at the inaugural event. The Cambridge Computer Lab Ring was launched in October 2002 to provide computer laboratory graduates with a lifetime benefit from their Cambridge degree, and now has a membership of over 600. The association was cited by Richard Lambert in the Lambert Review of Business-University Collaboration as an example of how "universities, departments and faculties should develop their alumni networks in order to build closer relationships with their graduates working in the business community."