April 26, 2013 by Suzanne Elvidge in Data mining

Electronic medical records, pharmacovigilance and data mining

As electronic medical records (EMRs) or electronic health records (EHRs) become more common, researchers are looking at ways to deal with these useful but complex stores of valuable longitudinal information. A team at Stanford University has shown that mining the free text in these records could spot adverse events caused

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April 19, 2013 by Suzanne Elvidge in GenoKey people

An interview with Steve Gardner of GenoKey: Part two

In this week’s Q&A, we talk again to Dr Steve Gardner about the applications of GenoKey’s software in the health and life sciences, and the exciting potential of this superfast data mining and data analytics technology. Read last week’s Q&A about the background to the technology. Q. Can you give

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April 12, 2013 by Suzanne Elvidge in GenoKey people

An interview with Steve Gardner of GenoKey: Part one

In part one of a Q&A, I talk to Dr Steve Gardner, who is involved in product management at GenoKey, about how he got involved in GenoKey, and get some background on the technology. In next week’s Q&A, we will talk more about the applications of GenoKey’s software in the

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April 05, 2013 by Suzanne Elvidge in Data mining

GPU computing and big data

Getting the most out of huge sets of data takes a lot of processing power, and it’s only over the last couple of decades that computer technology has caught up with researchers’ needs. One of the breakthroughs in this area was the invention of the graphics processing unit or GPU.

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