Bio IT World Expo 2016  
Bio IT World Expo 2016 CONFERENCE SERIES: Informatics & IT
Recorded at: Bio-IT World Conference & Expo

Digital Course: Agile Answers from Literature: Using Text Mining and Analytics to Drive Decision Support

April 20, 2010

About this Product:
The scientific literature captures the learnings of over a $100 billion investment in biomedical research per year. Our ability to access the knowledge buried in the literature has been limited at best. This digital course will present strategies on using the scientific literature to answer questions that have previously been unanswerable. A comprehensive view of utilizing the literature will be presented and how text mining fits into the overall approach. Everything from accessing the literature, legal issues, text analytics technologies and tools, visualization of results and curation strategies will be covered.

About the Conference:
Since its debut in 2002, the annual Bio-IT World Conference & Expo 
( has established itself as a premier event showcasing the myriad applications of IT and informatics to biomedical research and the drug discovery enterprise. The Conference attracts a highly influential audience consisting of senior level scientists, IT professionals and Executives from organizations across the life sciences industry including Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Health Systems, Academia, Government and National Laboratories. In 2010, over 1700 delegates gathered to share information and discuss enabling technologies that are driving the drug discovery process. The event features concurrent tracks with 100+ technology and scientific presentations.

Agenda at a Glance: 

What is Text Mining?  How Can it be Used for bioPharma, bioMedicine?
 Phoebe Roberts, Ph.D., Senior Principal Scientist, Biomedical Informatics, Pfizer, Inc. 

Biography: As the Domain Lead in Text Mining, Phoebe works with text miners embedded in project teams, providing expertise in vocabulary and query development, as well as matching search tools to user needs. In addition, she is part of the team that tests improvements to Pfizer’s automated text mining pipeline, including disambiguation, fact extraction and relevancy scoring systems.

Deep Dive into Text Mining for Systems Biology (1 success and 1 failure)
Larry Hunter Larry Hunter, Ph.D., Director, Center for Computational Pharmacology & Computational Bioscience Program, Professor, Pharmacology, University of Colorado 

Biography: Dr. Lawrence Hunter is the Director of the Computational Bioscience Program and of the Center for Computational Pharmacology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and a Professor in the departments of Pharmacology, Computer Science (Boulder), and Preventive Medicine and Biometrics. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from Yale University in 1989, and then spent more than 10 years at the National Institutes of Health, ending as the Chief of the Molecular Statistics and Bioinformatics Section at the National Cancer Institute. He inaugurated two of the most important academic bioinformatics conferences, ISMB and PSB, and was the founding President of the International Society for Computational Biology. Dr. Hunter’s research interests span a wide range of areas, from cognitive science to rational drug design. His primary focus recently has been the integration of natural language processing, knowledge representation and machine learning techniques and their application to interpreting data generated by high throughput molecular biology.

Putting it into Production
William Hayes William Hayes, Ph.D., Director, Decision Support, R&D IT, Biogen Idec 

Biography: William Hayes, Ph.D. Molecular Biology and Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech, is Director of Decision Support at Biogen Idec. His group focuses on extracting, integrating and delivering information for more efficient analysis and decision making. He has extensive experience with text mining, data mining, bioinformatics, and grid computing in meeting the challenges of informatics-driven drug discovery.

Beyond State-of-the-Art - Where Are We Going?
Larry Hunter, Ph.D., Director, Center for Computational Pharmacology & Computational Bioscience Program, Professor, Pharmacology, University of Colorado 
Phoebe Roberts, Ph.D., Senior Principal Scientist, Biomedical Informatics, Pfizer, Inc.

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3 Presentations
Over 101 slides
186 minutes
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