[Corpora-List] REGISTRATION OPEN - FTHK 2008: Text Mining for Biology and Medicine, Glasgow, Scotland, 21-22 February

Benjamin Hachey bhachey at inf.ed.ac.uk
Thu Feb 7 15:52:28 CET 2008



Biomedical Text Mining and Collaboration

21-22 February 2008, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Registration is now available at:


Please register early to ensure your place


The workshop on Finding the Hidden Knowledge: Text Mining for Biology and Medicine aims to bring the biomedical and text mining (TM) communities together to explore the use cases that will drive the next generation of biomedical TM applications.

We are very pleased to announce our invited talks, which include leading international speakers from academia and industry with backgrounds in biology, medicine, pharmeceuticals, bioinformatics, ontologies and text mining:

* Sophia Annaniadou, National Centre for Text Mining, University

of Manchester: ``Semantic Enrichment of the Biomedical


* Douglas Armstrong, Edinburgh Centre for Bioinformatics,

University of Edinburgh: ``Combining text mining with the

'omics: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea''

* William Hayes, Biogen Idec: ``BioPharma Information Needs and

Production-oriented Literature Informatics''

* Lawrence Hunter, University of Colorado Denver School of

Medicine: ``Automated Aides for Generating Scientific


* Peter Jackson & Tim Miller, Thomson Corporation: ``Text Mining

at Thomson: Medical Litigator and BIOSIS''

* Mark Liberman, Linguistic Data Consortium, University of

Pennsylvania: Title TBC

* John Pestian, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, University of

Cincinnati: ``Applying Natural Language Processing to Clinical


The workshop will be held at the Kelvin Gallery, housed in the Hunterian Museum (Scotland's oldest public museum) and located in the historic East Quadrangle at Glasgow University.

Interested parties from all sectors (e.g. research, industry, health) are invited to register now to ensure a place. Visit the workshop web site to view the preliminary programme and speaker abstracts:

* http://www.bioinformatics-scotland.org/txt_mining/

Link directly to the registration form from:

* http://www.bioinformatics-scotland.org/txt_mining/reg.html

Organising committee includes:

* David Gilbert, Bioinformatics Research Centre, University of

Glasgow * Claire Grover, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh * Ben Hachey, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh * Chris Janssen, Scottish Bioinformatics Forum * Ewan Klein, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh * Tamara Polajnar, Bioinformatics Research Centre, University of

Glasgow * Bonnie Webber, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

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