Dialog Seeks Applicants In Europe, The Middle East & Africa For Expanded Summit Scholarship Program

    London (ots) - Dialog, a Thomson (NYSE: TOC), (TSX: TOC) business and a leading worldwide provider of online-based information services, today announced that it is seeking applicants from Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for the first Roger K. Summit Scholarship to be offered in the region.

    The company said it will award a 5,000 Euros scholarship to a graduate student from the EMEA region enrolled in an accredited library or information sciences course.

    The deadline for EMEA applicants is 18 October 2002. Applications may be accessed at training.dialog.com/gep/scholarship.html

    Dialog's scholarship program is named for Roger K. Summit, the company's founder and a pioneer in developing online information technology, who since 1997 has been Dialog's chairman emeritus.

    The EMEA scholarship award will be presented at the Online Information 2002 Conference and Exhibition, to be held in December 2002 at Olympia in London.

    Scholarships are also being awarded this year in North America, and in Australia/New Zealand. (In 2003, the scholarship program will be expanded to encompass the entire Asia Pacific region.) Dialog recently announced the winner of the North American award at the Special Libraries Association annual conference, held this month in Los Angeles.

    "The additional scholarship awards are part of the worldwide expansion of Dialog's Graduate Education Program for library and information science programs," said Libby Trudell, Dialog senior vice president of information professional market development. "The scholarships help draw attention to the evolving mission of library schools around the world as they prepare students for careers in business and research, as well as in traditional library settings."

    Scholarship winners are selected by information professionals and educators based locally in each of the regions. Criteria include academic achievement, demonstrated interest in electronic information services, proficiency using Dialog's online services and products and faculty recommendations.

    About Dialog

    Founded in 1972 by Dr. Roger K. Summit, a pioneer in developing the technology behind electronic information retrieval, Dialog is the world leader in providing online-based information services to organizations seeking competitive advantages in such fields as business, science, engineering, finance and law.

    Today, Dialog's three online platforms - Dialog(R), Profound(R) and DataStar(TM) - offer users the ability to precisely retrieve data from more than 1.2 billion unique records, accessible via the Internet or through delivery to enterprise intranets. The content available ranges from articles and reports published in thousands of publications to in-depth repositories of patents, trademarks and other intellectual property data.

    Corporate librarians, knowledge managers and other information professionals at more than 25,000 business, professional and government organizations in more than 100 countries prize Dialog services for their depth and breadth of content, precision searching and speed.

    Headquartered in Cary, N.C., USA, with direct operations in 32 countries throughout North American, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa and the Asia Pacific, Dialog is a business of The Thomson Corporation. For more information about Dialog, please visit www.dialog.com. Or, please call (U.S./Canada) 800-3-DIALOG or (U.S.) 919-462-8600. Dialog's London office may be reached at (44) (0) 207-940-6900.

    About The Thomson Corporation

    The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com), with 2001 revenues of US$7.2 billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added information, software applications and tools to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate training and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC), (TSX: TOC).

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Contact: Ms. Dorothy Briggs Dialog Vice President, Marketing Phone: (UK) +44/20/7940'6900 mailto: dorothy.briggs@dialog.com

Mr. Simon Hill Connors PR For Dialog Phone: (UK) +44/20/7299'4233 mailto: simon@connors.com

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