CUHK Invention Wisers System Gains National Recognition
The Innovation Award is set up by the China Computer Federation on behalf of the Ministry of Science and Technology to recognize important technological discoveries and breakthroughs in basic and applied research in computer engineering. Three level 2 prizes and six merit prizes were awarded this year.
The China Computer Federation (CCF) applauded Wisers System, developed by Prof. Wong, for its innovative contributions to technology transfer, pointing out that 'Wisers System has combined Chinese information processing technology to provide large-scale clipping, processing and management of newspaper articles. Its editorial function is comprehensive and in-depth, and comprises innovative indexing, categorization, content analysis and information extraction technologies, which are significant for modern Chinese cultural development.'
Today Wisers Information Ltd. is valued at over HK$10 million and employs over 150 staff throughout China. WiseNews, one of the company's most successful products, distributes up-to-date information from over 1,500 sources across the Asia-Pacific region to some 500 international clients, including multinational corporations, media firms, news websites, professional bodies, government bodies, and academic institutions.