It seems like there’s not much you can’t do, if you are as ingenious as our customers!  Want to understand your patients better? Use NLP. Want to visualise the world of chemical safety? Use NLP. Want to look at real world data for adverse events? Use NLP!

These were some of the topics presented by healthcare and life science customers, at our Spring Text Mining Conference in Cambridge UK (#LMSpring17). Attendees from the pharmaceutical industry, biotech, healthcare, academia, and partner vendor companies came together for hands-on workshops, round table discussions, and of course, excellent presentations and talks.

Huntsman Cancer Institute: Speeding Patient Care Alerts

Samir Courdy, Chief Research Information Officer and Director of Research Informatics at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, kicked off the day with a talk on “Navigating the Quagmire of Clinical Data in Free Text Reports”. The team at Huntsman are using NLP to structure and capture data that is currently only available in free text into their Clinical Cancer Research (CCR) database. This framework reduces the cost and work load for manual curation, and enables more effective identification of disease group patients. Queries developed at HCI have been shared with City of Hope cancer treatment and research center. Samir highlighted the importance and advantages of such community sharing of NLP resources for healthcare practitioners and for patients.

Figure: The workflow used at Huntsman Cancer Institute, to create structured data attributes from clinical notes, pathology & radiology reports, map the results into the HCI Clinical Cancer Registry. This workflow speeds patient care alerts.


Pharmaceutical companies can now extract competitive intelligence from Dow Jones Factiva content using Linguamatics advanced NLP-based text analytics

Cambridge, UK & Boston, USA – March 28, 2017 – Market leading NLP text analytics provider Linguamatics today announced a partnership with premium news content provider Dow Jones. The agreement allows pharmaceutical companies to extract key insights from Dow Jones Factiva utilizing Linguamatics I2E text mining technology.

The Linguamatics I2E platform is currently used by 18 of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies. The Linguamatics-Dow Jones partnership helps users to derive key insights from Factiva content by leveraging advanced NLP to identify and extract critical concepts in a structured format for review and quick analysis. I2E eliminates the need for users to manually read through large quantities of documents to search for critical information. Instead, I2E rapidly connects relevant facts and relationships in a way that synthesizes knowledge and creates actionable insights.


NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Recently, Linguamatics released a new version of I2E, its natural language processing text-mining platform, that includes several new features designed to make it easier for healthcare and life sciences customers to search for and incorporate information from text more accurately and efficiently.

The company has also begun testing a new community site that will provide a forum for people within the pharma and life sciences community to exchange ideas, share best practices, and text mining strategies. In October, the company launched an early-access program for the site at its annual user meeting.

Version 5.0 of the software features tools for normalizing concepts such as gene mutations and improved search features designed to help users find key information in unstructured texts and allow large quantities of data to be processed in a more automated fashion. The release also includes a new query language called the Extraction and Search Language, EASL, — previously available in beta — that allows text mining queries to be described and written in a human-readable text format. EASLs can be generated outside the I2E platform, and support custom interfaces and enhanced workflow automation.


Other highlights include industry recognition for leadership in NLP healthcare solutions

Cambridge, UK & Boston, USA – January 25th, 2017 –Text analytics provider Linguamatics today announced that 2016 represented one of the company’s most successful years ever, further positioning the organization as the leading provider of Natural Language Processing (NLP) text mining solutions for healthcare and the life sciences. Highlights from the past year include the highly-anticipated I2E 5.0 release; the addition of further high-profile customers and strategic partners; and industry recognition from leading research firms KLAS, Forrester and Frost & Sullivan.


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