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Synapse is a novel, deep learning artificial intelligence powered tool that enables you to derive greater value and insights from internal document repositories, public web and document sources and relevant data streams. Synapse connects via secure APIs to Vyasa’s data fabric technology, LAYAR, to harness powerful, BERT modeling deep learning to enable natural language querying of large-scale unstructured (document and data stream) content without the need for ontologies, regex-character matching or dictionaries.

Learn more about how Synapse can fundamentally change the way you utilize document and data stream content within your organization.

Rare Disease Research

Rare diseases are those that affect less than 200,000 people and, as can be expected, studying these elusive diseases can be difficult. Synapse allows efficient and deep exploration of massive amounts of text data that might otherwise remain hidden.

Identifying Emergent Companies and Patents

Automated identification of emergent technologies, patents, and companies from unstructured text can be challenging. Synapse can uncover even the most obscured similarities between technologies hidden deep in documents, making discovery efficient and effective.

Identifying Competitors and Customers

Business intelligence focuses on the acquisition of huge quantities of data and leveraging that data into actionable insights. Synapse Radar and Trendlines enable deep, efficient research to uncover information hidden in text.

Features & Benefits


The power of Synapse is its ability to mine unstructured text and data sources without the need for prior ontological modeling or linked data formatting. Instead Synapse utilizes novel deep learning artificial intelligence technologies to build a language comprehension model for each source it is trained on.

At Vyasa, we’ve developed a dynamically and continuously updating Layar Data Fabric containing publicly available document sources co including over 40 million documents specific for life sciences and healthcare. With this specialized Life Sciences Data Fabric Synapse can provide a wide array of quality sources alongside your existing data as soon as you start working with it.

Furthermore, each Synapse can be further customized, allowing the user to connect to external data sources including scientific publications, medical journals, patent office records, twitter streams, RSS feeds, web crawlers, and more. Users can also drag and drop their own structured and unstructured data sources (text, PDFs, CSVs, S3, etc.) directly into the application.

Sourced across a variety of domains, a number of large unstructured databases come pre-loaded into Synapse including:
  • Pubmed: Draw from over 29 million citation for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and other online texts. Maintained by the NCBI, Pubmed is a database containing citations and abstracts from the fields of biomedicine and health, life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering.
  • Patent: Access the US Patent and Trademark full-text database. The database contains information on all US patents from 1790 to the most recent issue week. Full text data is available on all patents from 1976 to present.
  • Clinical Trials: Explore over 300,000 clinical research studies in all 50 US states and 209 countries.  Maintained by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, this trove of clinical trials includes trial meta-data, participant flow, baselines characteristics, outcome measures and statistical analyses, and adverse events.
In addition to our out-of-the-box databases, Synapse can:
  • Connect to a range of more specialized sources through partnerships forged by Vyasa and access high quality data from organizations like Wiley.
  • Tap into RSS and Twitter feeds and generate insights at high velocity, incorporating up-to-the-moment context in your analysis.
  • Leverage search data to investigate term interactions with web search analytics.


Once Smart Tables are connected to sources of unstructured data, such as patent records or scientific journals, Synapse Radar allows users to start to uncover content that is semantically similar. Radar leverages deep learning to expand a list of input terms from Smart Tables to include those found within the unstructured text data that are neighbors in vector space. This provides efficient data augmentation and insight generation that are generally the result of tedious manual searching.

Generating radar terms is the first step in utilizing the power of Synapse to extract insights and value from large unstructured text databases. This is especially powerful in domains such as patent law and scientific research where unstructured text data is densely packed with domain specific language. Synapse Radar reduces this to a language that a computer can understand, a numeric vector, and finds similar concept vectors across the entire corpus of documents.  Radar expedites finding the needle in the haystack, quickly drilling down on hidden information that can then be added to a Smart Table.

Using Radar is as simple selecting one or more terms in a Smart Table. The system immediately starts to work to discover what new terms can be added to the table.

Radar also uses Synapse Trendlines to visualize the frequency over time of the discovered concepts.  This ensures that quickly identifying the most pertinent terms and adding them to Smart Tables is a straightforward task.

Synapse includes an Evidence feature that provides provenance and context behind terms that Radar finds.

See how Radar terms can be used to identify competitors.


In addition to uncovering static data, Synapse can also detect trending terms in connected data sources to help identify whether novel terms are gaining or losing prominence relative to areas of a user’s interest and use case.

Utilize Trendlines across Synapse to provide insights into which novel terms have been trending and are most applicable to your use case.


Evidence allows users to trace the steps of Synapse artificial intelligence agents as they collect information about terms in a spreadsheet. Agents document where they collected each piece of information, allowing the system to provide a bibliographic resource for everything that Synapse shows you about your spreadsheet.

Ready to dig into discovered literature, or just curious about where your Radar terms are coming from? Synapse untangles and organizes all discovered documents into a searchable corpus of Evidence.

  • Drill down on documents published between a set of dates.
  • Quickly assess relevance of documents. Radar terms are tagged within each document, allowing the user to quickly gauge of the value of each document to their use case.
  • Improve your workflow and continue to build your Smart Tables as you read. Reading a document in Evidence and see a new and relevant term? Add it to a column in your Smart Table with a single click.


Invite others to collaborate in Smart Tables, and work together on a central project.

Improve workflow for the whole team by sharing Smart Tables and collected Evidence. Seamlessly collaborate and delegate across multiple projects. Manage privileges with a Synapse system admin account, and enable every member of your team to access only what they need.

Use Cases

Rare Disease Research

Rare diseases are those that affect less than 200,000 people and, as can be expected, studying these elusive diseases can be difficult. Synapse allows efficient and deep exploration of massive amounts of text data that might otherwise remain hidden.

Legal Research

Manual research is time consuming and modern search tools are limited in scope. Synapse utilizes its understanding of semantics to drive efficient discovery and allows the focus to return to the current case.

Use Case Walkthroughs

Rare Disease Research | Use Case
Explore a use case in which Synapse helps study elusive diseases through efficient and deep exploration of massive amounts of text data.
Bioterrorism Companies |  Use Case
Explore a use case in which Synapse helps uncover companies in the Bioterrorism space.
Paper Pulp | Use Case
Explore a use case in which Synapse's Radar feature leads to discovery of documents pertinent to the paper pulp industry.
Identifying Emergent Patents  |  Use Case
Explore a use case in which Synapse helps begin to uncover emergent patents related to Crispr technology.
Identifying Emergent Companies | Use Case
Explore a use case in which Synapse helps uncover a new company related to genomics.

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