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  1. SciBite launches CENtree to revolutionise Ontology Management for Life Sciences organisations

    Cambridge, UK - SciBite, the award-winning semantic technology company, today announced the launch of CENtree, an innovative, collaborative platform which revolutionises the way Life Sciences organisations manage and release ontologies.

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  2. SciBite announced as Best of Show Award finalists for Bio-IT World 2019

    SciBite has been shortlisted for Bio-IT World 2019’s prestigious Best of Show Award.

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  3. SciBite Ontology Services enables Life Sciences organisations to access industry-leading Ontology and Biocuration expertise

    Cambridge, UK – SciBite, the award-winning semantic technology company, today announced the launch of SciBite Ontology Services.

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  4. SciBite announced as finalists in Bio-IT World 2019’s Innovative Practices Awards

    SciBite's innovative project with LifeArc has been shortlisted for Bio-IT World’s inaugural Innovative Practices Awards 2019.

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  5. How ontologies are unlocking the full potential of biomedical data

    Our latest blog explains how SciBite's Ontologies team takes public biomedical ontologies and tailors them so that they can be used for named entity recognition (NER).

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  6. Keeping up with the Life Sciences literature – How Semantic Enrichment is changing the way we search

    In our latest blog we discuss the challenges life sciences companies, like LifeArc, face in keeping up-to-date with scientific literature, and how semantic enrichment technology can automate this process to reduce the time spent mining data by up to 80%.

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  7. SciBite releases new version of easy-to-use Vocabulary Editing Toolkit – VET 1.2

    Cambridge, UK - SciBite, the award-winning semantic technology company, today announced the release of a new version of their easy-to-use vocabulary editing toolkit, VET 1.2 which adds new features, improves performance, and offers even greater ease-of-use.

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  8. Women in technology gather for Cambridge WIT Biotech event at Wellcome Genome Campus

    Last week, SciBite co-sponsored Cambridge Women in Technology's (WIT) event on navigating a career in biotech, gathering 85+ women to hear from guest speakers at the BioData Innovation Centre on the Wellcome Genome Campus.

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  9. SciBite expands presence with new US-based Boston office

    SciBite continues to expand and announces the official opening of its first US-based office in Boston, MA.

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  10. Exploring ontology visualisation techniques for biological data

    What’s the most useful way to visualise an ontology? SciBite CTO James Malone gives his views on answering this commonly asked question regarding ontology visualisation techniques.

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  11. SciBite joins Accenture’s Life Sciences Ecosystem to help drive innovation in Drug Discovery and Scientific Research

    SciBite joins Accenture’s open partner ecosystem, designed to help independent software vendors (ISVs) and life science companies team more effectively to accelerate drug discovery efforts and improve patient outcomes.

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  12. SciBite & RDF (Resource Description Framework) – A natural semantic fit

    In this article, we’ll explore how SciBite’s platform works with the semantic web and its primary data representation format, RDF, along with the benefits each technology brings.

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  13. Top 3 hacks to a successful semantic Hackathon

    CTO, James Malone shares his top 3 hacks to a semantic Hackathon, following SciBite's first US-based Hackathon in Boston, MA.

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  14. SciBite gathers life science leaders at back to back User Meetings in Europe and USA

    SciBite hosts European Workshop at Novo Nordisk in Copenhagen, followed by first-ever US based User Group Meeting at Pfizer in Boston, MA.

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  15. Are Ontologies relevant in a Machine Learning-centric world?

    SciBite reflects on discussions from the Pistoia Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning workshop and annual conference in Boston, MA.

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  16. SciBite Semantic Tech Hackathon 2018

    As part of the 2018 SciBite User Group Meeting, hosted by our friends at Pfizer, we are also hosting our very first Hackathon.
    When: Friday 12th October 2018 | Where: Pfizer, Kendall Sq, Boston, MA | Time: 09:00-17:00
    Event attendance is by application ONLY and is FREE.

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  17. Climbing Mt Peer Review: May AI help you with that?

    At every stage of a researcher’s career, literary reviews are an integral part of scientific investigation. They help to ensure researchers are aware of the current landscape, latest findings and newest technologies in their field.

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  18. Power to the patients: An AI-based microbiome analyser to support IBD patients from the comfort of their own homes

    The work presented here describes the winning entry to a challenge set by ARM, Atos and Cavium at the Wellcome Genome Campus Hackathon 2018.

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  19. Text-mining drug labels for genetic factors influencing efficacy and safety to support clinicians at the point of prescription

    Only 50-75% patients respond beneficially to first-line drug therapy, causing unnecessary costs to healthcare providers and, more importantly, adversely impacting a patient’s quality of life.

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  20. SciBite and Hadoop: Transforming Big Data

    In this post we explore how SciBite's semantic platform fits into these infrastructures and how it can be used to unlock the knowledge held in text form within an organisation to power next-generation analytics and insight.

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  21. SciBite technology transforms Data Mining & Horizon Scanning

    With 6,800 new scientific publications released every day (one every 12 seconds) data mining and horizon scanning is becoming increasingly difficult for medical researchers, which can lead to delayed discoveries in the life science space.

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  22. Ontology Mapping: You say Tomato I say Solanum Lycopersicum…

    In this post we explore this important but often overlooked topic and discuss its relevance to the work of SciBite and other groups such as FAIR and the Pistoia Alliance within the broader scientific community.

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  23. Of Burns and Bums: Machine Learning surprises!

    As many of our regular visitors will know, the focus of our work here at SciBite is unlocking the knowledge held in the vast amount of biomedical text researchers have access to. Sometimes this yields well, interesting, results.....

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  24. SciBite and ONTOFORCE partner to make semantic search even more powerful

    Cambridge, UK – SciBite, a firm whose technology is disrupting the traditional approaches of working with scientific information across the globe, today announced a strategic partnership with ONTOFORCE, the leading data integration company.

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  25. SciBite and ChemAxon to Deliver an Integrated Solution for Biology and Chemistry Research

    Cambridge, UK -  SciBite, the award-winning semantic analytics company, today announced a strategic partnership with ChemAxon, the leading cheminformatics company, enabling Pharmaceutical companies to capitalise on unlocking the wealth of R&D data that is at their disposal.

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  26. Finalists in Bio IT World 2018’s Best Practices Award

    We’re finalists! SciBite has been shortlisted for Bio-IT World's prestigious Best Practices #Award at the upcoming Expo on 15-17 May. We’ve been nominated for our ground breaking collaborative project with Pfizer, ClassifR.

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  27. UK Healthcare Text Analytics Network conference, Manchester UK

    Michael and I are just back from a visit to the Healtex conference, held in Manchester last week. It’s organised as part of the network that brings together folks interested in healthcare NLP from across healthcare providers, academia and commercial organisations.

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  28. Named Entity “Un-Recognition”

    How do you automate redaction of personal and sensitive data?

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  29. Drug Repurposing, Rare Diseases and Semantic Analytics

    In this blog we cover how to look potentially reduce the cost of and speed up the repurposing pipeline.

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  30. A Hacker’s Guide to Understanding Bio-ontology Jargon

    Perfect for those new to bio-ontologies or who work with ontologists - a whole new vocabulary deciphered!

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  31. SciBite at the Wellcome Genome Campus

    We've moved to the home of genomic research...

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  32. SciBite releases its eagerly awaited Vocabulary Editing Tool (VET)

    Meet SciBite's Vocabulary Editing Tool. Ergonomic, traceable, exceptional quality control.

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  33. Copyright Clearance Center Launches RightFind Insight, Transforming Scientific Research

    Just released by the Copyright Clearance Center, a semantic search solution applied to full-text articles

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  34. DOCstore 1.2 – the semantic search tool is released and live

    Search just got a whole lot more powerful. DOCstore enables researchers to harness the power of semantic analysis search to rapidly and comprehensively scan multiple biomedical sources.

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  35. Season’s Greetings from SciBite

    Wishing you a festive Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.  Thank you to all of our customers - we've loved working with you in 2017 and here's to an even better 2018.

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  36. SciBite Acquires FactBio

    Award-winning life science technology provider acquires exciting semantic data management startup

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  37. SciBite wins the British Business Award for Innovation

    The scoop on our latest award!

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  38. Taking Semantic Search to Full Text

    Guest post from CCC, leader in creating global licensing and full content solutions, on the advantage of full text for semantic search.

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  39. SciBite hosts its inaugural User Group Meeting

    SciBite's first User Group Meeting took place on Tuesday 19 September. Read on to find out how it went...

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  40. GSK Japan Selects SciBite Semantic Platform to Enhance Pharmacovigilance Capabilities

    SciBite today announced that GSK Japan, one of Japan’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, has selected SciBite’s Semantic Platform to enhance pharmacovigilance capabilities and deliver on its commitment to improve the quality of human life.

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  41. VOCab of the Week: ORPHAN

    Gaining a deeper insight into rare diseases with our ORPHAN VOCab.

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  42. VOCab of the Week: Food, Nutrients and Micronutrients

    A closer look at our Food, Nutrients and Micronutrients VOCab

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  43. Best of Show awarded to SciBite at Bio IT World 2017

    SciBite is delighted to announce that we've been awarded Best of Show at Bio IT 2017!

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  44. Graph technologies to help solve the challenges of rare diseases research

    Rare Disease Day took place on 28 February, and to help publicise it, we thought we’d raise awareness of the kind of work happening in this area within the pharmaceutical industry, and how big data tools are impacting those efforts.

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  45. We’re Bio-IT World 2017 Best of Show finalists!

    SciBite announces they have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Analysis and Data Computing category for the Best of Show Award at Bio IT World 2017.

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  46. TERMite 6.1 release

    Announcing the latest release of SciBite's semantic engine, TERMite 6.1.

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  47. Disease Detective Part 3: Machine Learning and phenotype triangulation

    In our final disease detective article, we’ll take Part 2’s topic a little further and zoom in on how we can find new relationships between diseases where direct evidence is sparse.

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  48. Disease Detective Part 2: Exploring mechanistically-related diseases through shared phenotypic profiles

    Today, we’ll look at a fresh way of enabling scientific researchers, either in pharmaceutical R&D or in medical institutes to deepen their investigations and consider new links.

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  49. Disease Detective Part 1: Rare disease collaboration networks

    In celebration of Rare Disease Day 28th Feb, we have a 3 part blog post looking into some of the challenges/analysis techniques involved in the research process.

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  50. Closing out 2016

    As we at SciBite slow down to spend some quality time with our families over the Christmas break, I wanted to share some of the 2016 highlights with you as our customers, partners, colleagues, friends and anyone else who might be interested!

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  51. SciBite and PerkinElmer Provide Advanced Analytics from Unstructured Scientific Data

    PerkinElmer, Inc., today announced sophisticated scientific semantic enhancements to the PerkinElmer Signals™ Perspectives platform, powered by SciBite® and Attivio.®

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  52. Fuzzy matching now in TERMite

    In the latest release of TERMite, we now include a fuzzy matching feature to help identify incorrectly spelt concepts in text.

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  53. SciBite partners with Copyright Clearance Center

    We live in a world of increasing volumes, sources and formats of scientific content. So how can you find what is important quickly, simply, and with the confidence that you have missed nothing?

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  54. Exploring Disease Phenotypes

    To achieve the best results in exploring target-disease biology, researchers regularly apply multiple approaches. Reviewing direct protein-disease relationships is a simple but powerful technique for gaining an initial view but will only get you so far.

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  55. SciBite Japan Launch Seminar

    SciBite Japan holds launch seminar in Tokyo with 100% attendance from registration and an excellent spread of interest from many pharmaceutical companies it was always going to be a good meeting.  

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  56. High Performance Ontology Engineering

    One of the key aims of SciBite is to help our customers work with public ontologies in text mining applications. While these ontologies are very valuable resources, they are often built for the purpose of data organisation, not text mining.

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  57. SciBite open for business in Japan!

    SciBite announces new operation in Japan and launch seminar 21st July in Tokyo.

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  58. Global Zika Virus Research Trends

    Over the last 18 months, there has been a predictable surge in research on the Zika virus as the scientific community try to better understand the disease area. We decided to take a look at this topic to see how much research we being done across the globe.

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  59. TERMite v5.9 now available

    Announcing the latest version of our flagship text analytics software for life sciences, TERMite 5.9.

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  60. Building for the Cloud: SciBite’s Architecture Principles

    At SciBite, we’ve created a range of powerful biomedical text solutions including TERMite for live semantic annotation, TExpress for text-mining and DOCStore for semantic document search. Our tools are specifically designed to be deployed in a wide range of different circumstances.

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  61. Semantically-Powered Social Collaboration

    How do you know what your colleagues sat opposite you are working on? How about those in another office/building/site? More importantly, do you know who would be the expert on any particular topic within your company?

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  62. SciBite becomes new Pistoia Alliance member

    SciBite are delighted to join the Pistoia Alliance helping to address some of the challenges faced with big data in Global Life Sciences R&D. We look forward to meeting all the attending members at the European Conference starting tomorrow.

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  63. The Relationship Game – Knowledge Graphs

    Scientific knowledge can be represented as relationships between things. Thousands or millions of such relationships make a knowledge graph or network analysis. SciBite technology enables extraction of these relationships, and in doing so, can uncover knowledge that might otherwise have remained hidden

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  64. The 5 Star of Structured Data

    Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the Internet, defined a 5-star deployment scheme for open data. In recent customer discussions, we’ve talked about a similar scheme to describe the status of data across their organisation and how text analytics can help contextualise unstructured data.

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  65. Game Set and Match

    There’s been a lot in the news this week about Maria Sharapova’s failed drug test. The above quote in particular caught our attention here at SciBite Towers.

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  66. The Evolution of Data

    Over the 50 years how we collect and play music has changed dramatically from physical copies on Vinyl through to electronic mp3s. Each new technology often requires a new device and format to play yet it is still essentially just music.

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  67. Meet the Team

    SciBite's March meeting presented a great opportunity for a company photograph.

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  68. Semantics in Enterprise Search

    Enterprise Search, a complex challenge in extracting accurate results from the ever-increasing volumes and variability of data.
    But (and it’s a big but), how does a search system know what to look for?

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  69. Loving the Data Others Don’t

    Like it or loathe it, plain text is a goldmine of information. The challenge is that data mining is often complicated through ambiguity. Sure, identifying, disambiguating and extracting those scientific terms is a big challenge but we’ve got it covered.

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