Linguamatics I2E Certificate Program Launches at TMS 2017

The 2017 Text Mining Summit (New Castle, New Hampshire, October 2-4) will be your first opportunity to take part in our new I2E Certificate Program.  The Level 1 Query User Certificate will be open to those who have just taken the “Introduction to I2E” hands-on workshops provided at the TMS, as well as more established users, who have taken the “Introduction to I2E” training on previous occasions. See the TMS Workshop Selection Guide for more details. It’s free to join in as part of your TMS registration.

Completing the different levels of the Certificate Program will allow you to validate, extend and improve your I2E skills. The Query User Certificate will focus on using and editing basic queries and Resource queries to:

  • Create simple queries with different constraints, morphological variants, preferred terms and alternative lists

  • Use classes to improve recall and precision of queries with linguistic classes, ontologies, and pattern ontologies

  • Work with results by using limits, output formats and displays

  • Use Resource queries to answer common questions

Those taking the Query User Certificate at the TMS will have access to:

  • In-class instruction

  • Practical, hands-on experience with I2E

  • Open question sessions with I2E Experts

  • A set of learning objectives

  • Learning materials, including

    • Tutorial booklets

    • All presentations

    • Some sample exam questions

  • An exam to demonstrate understanding of the learning objectives

  • A Certificate (upon successful completion of the exam)

As well as the Query User Certificate, everyone who attends a TMS 2017 workshop will get a Certificate of Attendance. Next year’s TMS will include packages for a Level 2 (Query Creator) Certificate and a Level 3 (Query Strategist) Certificate.

You can register for the Text Mining Summit, and the Query User Certificate, on the 2017 Text Mining Summit page. You can also contact Linguamatics ( to review the learning objectives prior to the event.