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Boston Area Group for Informatics and Modeling Meeting Announcement (www.BAGIM.

org ) DATE: VENUE: October 25, 2012 Elephant Walk in Cambridge (free parking and meeting room) ( )
2067 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140 617-492-6900


5:30-6:30 Socializing (Cash bar) 6:30 7:30 Dinner (3 course, $30.00)

Cambridge Prix Fixe 20120711.pdf

7:30 - 7:45 Business meeting 7:45 8:30 Presentation and Q&A (open to the public) 8:30 9:00 Wrap-up and Departure TITLE:
Text Mining for Drug Discovery

David Milward, Chief Technology Officer, Linguamatics ( )

Search aims to find you documents containing keywords. Text mining aims to find knowledge hidden within documents or to synthesize knowledge from multiple documents. This talk will illustrate the wide range of questions that text mining is being used to answer across life sciences R&D based on the scientific literature and other unstructured or semi-structured data sources. This includes extracting protein-protein interactions, gene-disease relationships, mutation and expression information, biomarker relationships and quantitative information such as pharmacokinetic values. The talk will also discuss approaches which go beyond one-step relationships such as protein-protein interactions or gene diseases relationships to knowledge synthesis e.g. building profiles of compounds, targets and individuals, or automated discovery of potential mechanisms of action by combining data extracted from different documents. The talk will conclude with a demonstration of the I2E text mining platform. This is an agile text mining platform used to extract structured information interactively from unstructured text. DINNER RESERVATIONS:

Please go to the BAGIM website ( , preferred) or the CompTogether website ( ) to register and get additional details for the meeting at BAGIM will subsidize the meeting by covering both tip and tax for the meal.