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Leading industry analysts Ovum highlight up-and-coming text mining software vendor

(Cambridge, England and Boston, USA – May 7th, 2013) - Text mining software vendor Linguamatics is proud to announce it is the subject of a special “On the Radar” report by award-winning industry analysts, Ovum.  The report recognizes Linguamatics as a leader in text mining and predicts strong growth prospects for the company in the coming year.

Ovum believes the life sciences industry is facing significant challenges, including patent expirations, increased regulatory requirements, poor pipeline productivity, higher efficacy thresholds for reimbursement, and increased complexity across the drug lifecycle.  These challenges are driving life sciences companies to improve productivity while reducing costs. Ovum believes Linguamatics’ natural language processing-based knowledge discovery platform enables organizations to better leverage textual data, so as to achieve these goals.

Linguamatics I2E is noteworthy for its suitability for complex, high-value analysis of structured and unstructured text based data sets.  Report author Andrew Brosnan states: “As life science organizations are faced with an ever-increasing volume of scientific, medical and social media textual data that is both structured and unstructured, there is a pressing need for software that can help to manage and mine large text-based datasets. Linguamatics’ I2E platform will be a valuable tool for fulfilling this objective.”

Conference features case studies and demonstrations highlighting the significant business value Linguamatics I2E software provides in mining unstructured data in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare fields

(Cambridge, England and Boston, USA – April 26th, 2013) Linguamatics, successful pioneers in natural language processing based text mining, are proud to report their most successful Spring Users Conference ever. The annual spring conference attracted the largest numbers and variety of attendees, organizations and business partners in the history of the event. 

Experienced, new and potential users of Linguamatics I2E software 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), social media, patents and clinical trial data. 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.

Attracting participants from top pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other life science and healthcare organizations from Europe and North America, the conference program featured speakers from AstraZeneca, Roche, Bayer Pharma, GSK and Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Leading industry analysts, Outsell, Inc., identify Linguamatics as “on trend” with market dynamics

(Cambridge, England and Boston, USA – January 30th, 2013) Linguamatics is proud to announce it has been included in Outsell’s most recent Information Industry Outlook. Outsell ended 2012 with its 2013 Outlook Report and shared trends, predictions and essential actions for information industry leaders. As part of the Outlook, Outsell also named its annual “30 to Watch” – companies that shake up their marketplaces by innovating and challenging the industry status quo. The report contains predictions about transformative and disruptive changes dominating the information industry.

In the Outsell report, Linguamatics finds itself amongst other industry trend setters and market leaders.  Linguamatics is noted for its sophisticated text mining and natural language processing tools.  The Linguamatics technology is acknowledged for enabling “very specific searches across a broad field of unstructured text”.

Linguamatics Executive Chairman John Brimacombe comments, “We are delighted to be included in the Outsell report and to be recognised as being on the cutting edge of innovation. Since Linguamatics was founded in 2001, we have continued to challenge the status quo, test established boundaries and offer pioneering approaches.  Our market leading I2E software offers organizations unparalled power to navigate and analyze vast volumes of unstructured information. From these previously under-utilized data assets, they are able to discover knowledge and gain breakthrough insights that save millions of dollars, transform organizational effectiveness and improve lives.”

I2E 4.0 delivers the next-generation in text mining and knowledge discovery for existing and new users

(Cambridge, England and Boston, USA – December 13th, 2012) Linguamatics is proud to announce the launch of a dramatically enhanced version of its already successful and well established text mining software platform, I2E.  Significant step change enhancements in the latest release, Version 4.0, have been added in terms of Web Services, Virtual Data Integration and Chemistry, amongst others.  These improvements have been made as part of Linguamatics’ continuing investment in research and technology development.

Web Services API: The new Linguamatics I2E WSAPI (Web Services API) will open up the power of state-of-the-art natural language processing (NLP) based text mining to a broader range of users within the organization by allowing easier and more focussed interfaces for different audiences.  Organizations will therefore find it much easier to embed text mining into core systems and work flows, deployed via intuitive, accessible, customized interfaces.

Virtual Data Integration: Regardless of how many disparate data sources need to be mined, I2E now has the power to analyze and extract information and knowledge from all of them simultaneously.  This enables users to dramatically increase the speed of their knowledge extraction, by avoiding the need to carry out a series of separate searches over multiple data sources. It also makes it easy to create queries that connect together the different data sources, allowing information from different silos to be brought together to create new knowledge.

European Community research project to enrich multilingual terminologies in biomedicine

(Cambridge, England and Boston, USA – December 11th, 2012) A key factor in successful text mining is the use of comprehensive terminologies which capture the different ways concepts can be expressed. However, although extensive terminologies exist for English, they are less common for other languages.

According to Wikipedia, a mantra is “a group of sounds, syllables or words capable of creating transformation”.  MANTRA is also the highly apposite acronym of a new, European Community funded research project: Multilingual Annotation of Named entities and Terminological Resource Acquisition. Linguamatics is pleased to announce its participation as a commercial partner.

The object of MANTRA is to enrich multilingual terminologies in the biomedical domain by exploiting parallel corpora in several different languages. For example, from the knowledge that an English patent (claims 4, 5 and 6) refers to Branching Enzyme, it should be possible to discover the previously unknown German synonym Verzweigungsenzym from claims 4, 5 and 6 of the German translation. The new synonym can then be used in analysing other document sets. Terminologies in one language and the same documents in other languages can be mined simultaneously to provide enriched terminologies in those other languages.