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Linguamatics Spring Text Mining Conference 2018

Moller Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom

The Linguamatics Spring Text Mining Conference 2018 will take place on April 23 - 25, 2018 at the purpose built conference facilities of the Moller Centre in Cambridge, UK. #STMC18

Take a look at the final agenda here.

Speakers and Bios

Solmaz Gabery Adams

Senior Information Scientist, Novo Nordisk

Full bio coming soon

Jes Hansen

Business Information Scientist, Novo Nordisk

Full bio coming soon

Matthias Negri

Knowledge and Data Scientist, AbbVie

Full bio coming soon

Dr. Ortrud Steinfuehr

Head of Chemistry Information, Bayer

Full bio coming soon

Jon Sanford

Head of Regulatory Information Managements and Information, Mundipharma

Full bio coming soon

Dr. Pia Rosmanitz

Senior Information Professional, Merck KgaA

Full bio coming soon

Presentations and Abstracts

Exploring Text Mining in the World of Business News

Solmaz Gabery Adams & Jes Hansen, Novo Nordisk

Full abstract coming soon

From OnPremise to OnDemand - Impact on TDM Strategies and Search Corpora Generation at AbbVie

Matthias Negri, AbbVie

Recently at AbbVie we shifted from an OnPremise solution to a cloud-based OnDemand version of I2E. Reduced maintenance efforts and larger, “ready-to-query” full-text corpora are straightforward advantages that come in mind. However, the new set-up also poses several challenges requiring novel TDM strategies to be developed. Herein we discuss some of the approaches, highlighting both advantages and limitations that have been encountered. In particular, the use of internal ontologies and macros and the creation of focused sub-corpora are addressed.

An Approach to provide SAR Data from Patents

Dr. Ortrud Steinfuehr, Bayer

Full abstract coming soon

Text Mining at Mundipharma - IDMP Regulatory Compliance and Beyond

Jon Sanford, Mundipharma

There are many steps in regulatory compliance processes where text mining can bring value. Mundipharma has implemented an I2E AMP workflow to automatically extract data elements for IDMP (IDentification of Medicinal Products) from Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) documents. This text analytics approach brings benefits for business intelligence beyond IDMP. We are looking at other document types (e.g. dossiers, CMC, response to questions), and to provide insight into internal regulatory data quality and data governance.

Rare Adverse Drug Events - The Proverbial Needle in the Haystack!

Pia Rosmanitz, Merck KgaA

New drugs with new mode of action produce unforeseen adverse events, so it’s important to monitor comparative drugs. Information on rare adverse drug events (AEs) is scattered over many different places. Often, this data can't be found in full texts of scientific publications. AEs can be specified in attachments to clinical trials, which are not searchable on the internet pages of I2E makes not only the attachments of available for searching, but allows precise search strategies and easy analysis of the search results. FAERS is also an interesting source for rare AEs.


We have hands-on training workshops run by our text mining experts available for total beginners, intermediate users and also advanced users.

See this year's Hands-On Training Workshop selection guide for the schedule and descriptions.

I2E Certificate Program

At this year's conference, you can be one of the first people to qualify for the I2E Query User Certificate. This exciting opportunity will allow you to validate, extend and improve your I2E skills.

The Level 1 Query User Certificate will be open to those who attend the “Introduction to I2E” hands-on workshops that will take place at the STMC this April, as well as more established users, who have already attended the “Introduction to I2E” training. 

You will receive a certificate of attendance for our training sessions to show the value you’re bringing to your organization. It’s free to join in as part of your registration.

Learn more

The I2E Query User Certificate will focus on using and editing basic queries and Resource queries to:

  • Create simple queries with different constraints, morphological variants, preferred terms and alternative lists
  • Use classes to improve recall and precision of queries with linguistic classes, ontologies, and pattern ontologies
  • Work with results by using limits, output formats and displays
  • Use Resource queries to answer common questions

5 reasons to attend

  1. NEW IN 2018: Complete the I2E Certificate Program, allowing you to validate, extend and improve your I2E skills
  2. Hands on training for all levels of I2E experience
  3. Exchange ideas and network with others using I2E
  4. Learn about industry trends and best practices from our customers, partners and industry experts
  5. See the latest product updates and demonstrations

Venue, Travel and Accommodation

Access the delegate pack for information on getting to The Moller Centre and more.


The Moller Centre is an intelligently designed, purpose-built, residential leadership development and conference centre set within in 42 acres of beautiful parkland on the grounds of Churchill College, University of Cambridge.


By car 150 onsite car parking spaces available to delegates free of charge. This includes disabled parking close to the main entrance and overnight parking.
If you are travelling to The Møller Centre using a satellite navigation system you should enter postcode CB3 0DS as this will lead you directly to the Møller Centre entrance.
By train Cambridge Railway Station is a short taxi ride away and has frequent links to London Kings Cross, London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport.
The station address is: Cambridge Railway Station, Station Road, Cambridge CB1 2JW.
By taxi the recommended local taxi service provider CamCab +44 (0) 1223 704 704 or www.
Approximate taxi travel times: Cambridge Train Station (15 minutes), Stansted Airport (30 minutes), Heathrow Airport (2 hrs), Gatwick Airport (2 hrs 30 minutes).  Please note that actual travel times may vary depending on traffic.
By coach Cambridge has a network of buses and coaches run by Stagecoach or National Express


Linguamatics has negotiated a preferred rate of £113.00.
To book, call the Moller Centre and speak with the reception team on 01223 465 500 (quote KX28633 - this will help the team find the booking).
Parking is free on site at the Moller Centre.

Past comments

Read about the 2017 Text Mining Conference here!

One of the best summits and training sessions I have ever attended. The pioneering NLP efforts, and users responsiveness is unmatched by any other text mining (NLP) vendor. The Linguamatics approach & I2E system is relatively intuitive, easy to manage, powerful and useful.

Both workshops were very useful. I enjoyed the interactive format.

This is such a great meeting, it's so good to hear from other people all the different ways in which they're using I2E.

I have been going to conferences for 15 years and this one is the best one.

Congratulations on a great user meeting - the talks were quite excellent.

Very useful conference!

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