Reduce Journal Research from Weeks to Hours…

Researchers find it difficult to keep up with the ever-increasing number of journal articles in their fields of research. For instance, a PubMed search for “Breast Cancer Genetics” returns over 45,000 hits alone. Refining search strings only goes so far to reduce this number, so experts still must sift through many abstracts—a cumbersome and laborious process—perhaps only eventually to find that very few are relevant.

Can a recommender service be created to identify relevant articles and, if so, could such a service be automated? The answer to this question is yes, with tools such as STATISTICA Data Miner and Text Miner.

Furthermore, since XML is becoming a standard means of storing and sharing information, this presentation may have additional cross-appeal, as importing XML with a STATISTICA Visual Basic (SVB) macro is discussed.

Join us Tuesday, Feb. 19, as Toby Barrus, Sr. Quality Engineer at Myriad Genetics, presents a case study for a PubMed recommender service using STATISTICA Data Miner and Text Miner. He based this successful implementation on an example from the textbook, “Practical Text Mining,” by Dr. Gary Miner, et al. Toby will cover the following topics:

* Brief overview of PubMed search results and the “Send to” feature to export data in XML format
* Import XML data into STATISTICA using a SVB macro
* Text Miner to convert free-form text into usable format for data mining
* Data Miner to create and compare predictive models
* Rapid Deployment of best model to new search results

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StatSoft, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is now one of the largest global providers of analytic software worldwide. StatSoft is also the largest manufacturer of enterprise-wide quality control and improvement software systems in the world, and the only company capable of supporting its QC products worldwide, with wholly owned subsidiaries in all major markets (StatSoft has 23 full-service offices, on all continents), and its software is available in more than 10 languages.

Posted on January 22, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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