Now in its 7th year, the Linguamatics Spring Users Conference is Europe’s premier text mining conference. Delegates were provided with an excellent opportunity to explore trends in text mining & text analytics, natural language processing (NLP) and knowledge discovery.

As usual, the conference kicked off with hands-on training workshops, with sessions for beginners, advanced users and administrators. Delegates couldn’t wait to get their hands on the new features of I2E 4.2, and pick the brains of our Application Specialists and Chief Technology Officer.

In the evening, we hosted a welcome reception at the wonderful Fitzwilliam Museum. Delegates were blown away by the marble stairwell and the opulent gold ceiling. We were surrounded by great artworks by impressionists such as Pissaro, Monet and Cezanne, leaving the delegates suitably impressed.

 

The grand ceiling at the Fitzwilliam Museum

On Tuesday, the main conference sessions were held and we were welcomed by our Executive Chairman, John M. Brimacombe who presented the Linguamatics corporate mission and an update on the triad of critical functionality in the I2E platform – with NLP at its heart.


(Cambridge, UK and Boston, USA- 18 March 2014) Linguamatics’ sales showed strong growth and exceeded ten million dollars in 2013, it was announced today - outperforming the company’s targeted growth and expected sales figures.  The increased sales came from a boost in new customers and increased software licenses to existing customers in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. This included 130 per cent growth in healthcare sales plus increased sales in professional services.

Access to the right knowledge at the right time is crucial for knowledge driven organizations such as those in healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Linguamatics software platform, I2E, uses natural language processing (NLP) to go beyond conventional search methods and understand the meaning of text.

I2E identifies and extracts facts, assertions and relationships from unstructured text such as scientific literature, patents, clinical trials data, electronic health records (EHR), news feeds, social media and proprietary content in real-time and puts them into a structured format for further analysis to support key decision-making.

I2E delivers dramatically improved speed to actionable insight, using computer algorithms to automatically mine, analyze and connect relevant knowledge buried in vast amounts of textual data and generate higher quality, targeted results.

Linguamatics' customers include 16 of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), leading US hospitals, cancer institutes and academic research centers.


Linguamatics, the market-leader in natural language processing (NLP)-based text mining and analytics, today announced that it has been named in KMWorld’s list of “100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management”.

(Cambridge, England and Boston, USA – February 25, 2014) Now in its 14th year, the KMWorld 100 Companies That Matter list is compiled by KM practitioners, theorists, analysts, vendors and their customers and colleagues.

The annual list is a collaborative snapshot of the evolving and expanding knowledge management industry.

Linguamatics’ agile NLP text mining software, I2E, provides rapid knowledge discovery from unstructured text. In this era of “Big Data”, organizations face the challenge of filtering ever-increasing volumes of text information to gain actionable insights for key decision-making.

Using I2E, knowledge can be extracted from a wide range of content sources such as scientific literature, patents, clinical trials data, electronic health records (EHRs), news feeds and proprietary content. This knowledge can then be used to answer high-value questions in real time.

“Linguamatics has proven to define the spirit of practical innovation by blending a best-in-breed natural language processing (NLP) text mining platform with a deep, fundamental commitment to customer success" says Hugh McKellar, KMWorld editor-in-Chief.

“It is an honour to be recognized by KMWorld as one of the 100 companies that matter in knowledge management,” explained John M. Brimacombe, Executive Chairman, Linguamatics.


The Linguamatics Text Mining Summit has become Linguamatics flagship US event over the past few years attracting a wide variety of attendees from Pharma, Biotech and Healthcare industries.

This year was no exception; the Summit drew a record crowd of over 85 attendees and a fantastic line up of speakers including: AMIA, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Huntsman Cancer Institute, AstraZeneca, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Merck, Georgetown University Medical Center, UNC Charlotte, City of Hope, Pfizer and Roche.

The Summit took place at the Hyatt Regency, Newport, Rhode Island in the beautiful surroundings of the Narragansett bay from October 7-9, 2013.

Delegates were provided with an excellent opportunity to explore trends in text mining and analytics, natural language processing and knowledge discovery.

Delegates discovered how I2E is delivering valuable intelligence from text in a range of applications, including the mining of scientific literature, news feeds, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), clinical trial data, FDA drug labels and more. Customer presentations demonstrated how I2E helps workers in knowledge driven organizations meet the challenge of information overload, maximize the value of their information assets and increase speed to insight.

One customer presentation explained how a “Recent I2E literature search saved $180K and 2-3 months [of] time”.


I2E 4.1 opens up new opportunities for connecting actionable insights from unstructured data across diverse cloud and enterprise-based content silos

(Cambridge, England and Boston, USA – September 19, 2013 ) -Linguamatics, the leader in natural language processing-based text mining and analytics, is pleased to announce the latest release of its award-winning software platform, I2E. Version 4.1 provides enhancements in a number of key areas, including more streamlined access to content through linking enterprise servers with content servers in the cloud, and enhanced chemical querying capabilities.

I2E’s new Linked Server functionality facilitates easier access to text mining across different content silos wherever they might be located, whether in-house data or content served from the cloud, including from Linguamatics’ own I2EOnDemand platform. This federated approach will enable faster linking of extracted information from diverse unstructured data sources such as scientific literature, clinical data, patents and in-house information, leading to increased speed to insight.

I2E’s enhanced chemical querying capability introduces faster, more scalable substructure and similarity searching within the context of sophisticated natural language queries, and integrates chemical structure drawing, using chemistry components from ChemAxon.

Amongst other product enhancements, index optimization delivers reductions in index sizes of around 30%, leading to savings in storage costs. This is particularly significant as customers scale up their enterprise text mining operations to deal with the challenges of big data.