Scientific search solution recognized as a breakthrough AI product that democratizes the power of NLP for pharma and biotech

Cambridge, England and Boston, USA — May 23, 2018 — Linguamatics, the leading natural language processing (NLP) text analytics provider, today announced that Bio-IT World has awarded Linguamatics the Best of Show Judges’ Prize for Linguamatics iScite 2.0, a software-as-a-service AI scientific search application that puts the power of text analytics directly into the hands of researchers and clinicians. iScite was one of 46 products considered for this prestigious award at last week’s Bio-IT World Conference & Expo in Boston.

Bio-IT World’s Best of Show Awards Program recognizes the most innovative product solutions for the life science industry, as judged by a panel of experts from academia, industry, pharma and biotech. During the May 16 awards ceremony, iScite was applauded as a product that had “blown away” the judges, by putting “big pharma power into the hands of the small guy”. Judges also recognized iScite for “the natural language processing power it delivers at a very affordable price point” and issued a challenge to the Bio-IT community to embrace the tool to “see what a whole community of really smart people can accomplish with it.”


The Philosophy of Yin and Yang

The idea itself is relatively simple- all things exist in a state of entanglement and contradiction to themselves. Like my favorite geeked out analogy - Star Wars with the light (Yin) and the dark side (Yang). If you recall- Luke (Yin) and Darth Vader (Yang) both always had one foot over the line that delineates the dark side from that of the light. Either character could have changed their sides but ultimately there must always be a balance in the Force.

Yin, Yang and Star Wars - What Does That Have to Do With Modern Healthcare?!

It’s about balance. Healthcare organizations are businesses. A business by its very nature needs to make a profit to continue its existence. Healthcare organizations just happen to be in the business of caring for people. It is a business that by all ethical principles should not be performing unnecessary procedures to stay out of the red and yet this is still done by some organizations.  


New release broadens ETL and enterprise workflow applications in healthcare and life science

Cambridge, England and Boston, USA — May 15, 2018 — Linguamatics, the leading natural language processing (NLP) text analytics provider, today announced the latest release of its I2E AMP platform to automate the discovery of critical insights from text using NLP.

The I2E Asynchronous Messaging Pipeline (AMP) platform delivers high-throughput, fault tolerant workflow management for real-time document and record processing, addressing the NLP text-mining and ETL (extract transform load) requirements for healthcare and life science organizations of all sizes by allowing users to plug I2E into enterprise workflows and rapidly process streams of data at scale.

I2E AMP 2.0 includes enhanced functionality to speed overall throughput and performance, sophisticated pre- and post-processing capabilities, a Web GUI to simplify the set-up of initial workflows, and new AMP Agents for smarter load balancing, easier deployment, and optimized I2E management.

 “I2E’s flexible NLP platform goes far beyond traditional entity mark-up, providing semantically enriched data that normalizes concepts and relationships based on the relevant context,” said David Milward, chief technology officer for Linguamatics. “With AMP, clients now have an enterprise class, high-throughput solution that provides secure, fault-tolerant, scalable, and real-time ETL from unstructured text to structured data.”


Come and Meet Linguamatics at Bio-IT World Conference, Boston

The Bio-IT World Conference & Expo provides a fantastic opportunity to see the latest IT and informatics applications and enabling technologies that drive biomedical research, drug discovery & development, and clinical and healthcare initiatives. Linguamatics are looking forward to attending the 2018 event, it’s going to be our most exciting to date.

  • We will be showcasing our new product, iScite, which is one of the Best Of Show finalists.
  • We are also a finalist with Roche for the Best Practises award, for “Artemis – a text mining tool for Chemists”.
  • John Brimacombe (Executive Chairman, Linguamatics) will also be presenting on how a combination of natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning (ML) can give you the full picture of your data, for better decision making (Pharmaceutical R&D Informatics Track 10, 12noon on Wednesday May 16th).

It’s well known that around 80 percent of data within organizations is unstructured, which means the information can’t easily be visualized or analyzed. This means life science and healthcare organizations continue to face big challenges when it comes to fully realizing the value of their data.


iScite provides end-users with direct access to powerful AI-driven insights from text

Boston — May 9, 2018 — Linguamatics, the leading NLP-based text analytics provider for biomedical applications, today announced the launch of Linguamatics iScite, a breakthrough innovation in scientific search that puts the precision and power of Linguamatics artificial intelligence (AI) technology directly into the hands of scientists, researchers and other knowledge workers. iScite offers a modern, easy-to-use scientific search engine that provides intuitive access to AI-powered searches across key biomedical data sources and delivers insightful answers to search questions.

iScite is designed as a next-generation search experience that empowers non-technical users to conduct their own NLP-based scientific searches to extract data insights. Rather than rely on time- and/or resource-crunched technical experts to create and perform searches, iScite enables users to quickly and independently find precise answers to their high-value questions.