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NLP Insights Hub Empowers Pharma with Effective End-to-End Decision Support

Insights Hub NLP

Pharmaceutical leaders, from therapeutic experts to medical affairs directors, face challenges staying abreast of the latest development and research – leading them to spend significant time searching for information, rather than driving strategy and direction across the organization. As a result, they sometimes end up making decisions without having the full picture – potentially compromising innovation opportunities or delaying a response to competitive forces.

In an ideal world, leaders should be able to focus on key initiatives for their teams and organizations, rather than spend valuable time gathering and sorting through information. They need access to information that delivers the full view of their product or therapy area landscape.

The NLP Insights Hub is the latest evolution in our NLP technology offerings, designed to help pharma professionals solve their data deluge challenges. The NLP Insights Hub provides an end-to-end offering for business users, combining core NLP to extract critical information from text, with the power of dashboards to bring the data to life and enable understanding. Bringing together the key pieces of information from a wide range of structured and unstructured data sources in one hub, with visual analytics on top, enables efficient insights development, sparks innovation and optimizes decision-making.

Pharma insights from integrated data streams delivered to dashboards for effective consumption

The NLP Insights Hub uses Linguamatics suite of NLP, artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to find and extract business-relevant insights from unstructured text and provide these for the non-expert user.

For several years, Linguamatics users have taken outputs from our core NLP and used these in analytics tools (e.g. Spotfire, Tableau, R) in order to really understand the information. We are now providing this next step with the NLP Insights Hub. Outputs are presented in a structured, easy-to-read dashboard with data visualizations that allows users to drill down to the evidence contained within the underlying document sets.

As with Linguamatics core NLP, the NLP Insights Hub can integrate data from a variety of sources, such as peer-reviewed publications, pipeline information (via, for example), real-world feeds from patient forums and social media, proceedings from conferences and events, and internal sources (such as customer call centre feeds and legacy safety reports).

As well as our core NLP technologies, visual analytics and search portals, the NLP Insights Hub offering also comes with domain expertise embedded into the solution. We will work with business teams to understand their key challenges and ensure that the data sources, queries, ontologies, results processing and analytics together provide the solution needed.

How NLP Insights Hub provides value to pharma

Across the molecule-to-market continuum, the NLP Insights Hub is useful for therapeutic area and market landscape profiling, clinical trial analytics, key opinion leader views and sentiments, medical science liaison insights and much more. Some examples include:

  • Epidemiology research, disease surveillance and monitoring:  Leveraging NLP, researchers can quickly identify data points that are buried inside scientific abstracts and research papers without sifting through hundreds of documents to find the specific tables or values they need. Burden of disease, standards of care, incidence and prevalence metrics can all be extracted systematically and effectively.

    Read about Real-World Data for Commercial Pharmaceutical Product Insights
  • Drug development strategic insights: By mining sources such as patent filings, MEDLINE and, NLP helps pharmaceutical developers continuously monitor for innovations that may be relevant for in-licensing or partnering in their disease areas. The NLP Insights Hub’s visualization capability helps pharma companies react quickly and effectively to potential opportunities by identifying and surfacing collaborative or competitive activity.

    Read about Novo Nordisk use of NLP for scientific innovations
  • Voice of patient, customer, caregiver or advocacy group: Many pharma companies use NLP to track patient-reported outcomes and healthcare professional views from social media. Sources such as Twitter, Weibo, patient forum and blogs can be noisy but NLP can find and clean disease, drug and treatment information, with sentiment. Combining these into an NLP Insights Hub allows users to gain insight into what patients and caregivers are saying online that could impact their understanding of likely product switching and adherence.

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The NLP Insights Hub provides an all-in-one, end-to-end solution that identifies and extracts relevant information from multiple sources, then synthesizes and visualizes the data for fast, actionable insights. We will be holding webinars in November to showcase more about the new solution, see details below. 

NLP Insights Hub Webinar EU/ASIA

When: Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Time: 11:00am GMT; 12:00pm CEST


NLP Insights Hub Webinar US/CANADA

When:  Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Time: 11:00am EST; 10:00am CST; 8:00am PST


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