Explore the TCGA dataset through TIES

The TIES demo gives you access to the entire publicly available clinical data set provided as part of The Cancer Genome Atlas. Access pathology reports, whole slide images, and discrete clinical data such as treatment and outcomes information.

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TIES v5.5 is now available!

LDAP authentication, search statistics and REST APIs plus lots more… Read about What’s New in TIES v5.5.

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What is TIES?

TIES stands for Text Information Extraction System. At its core, TIES is a natural language processing (NLP) pipeline and clinical document search engine. The software de-identifies, annotates, and indexes your clinical documents, making it easier for your researchers to search for and find the documents and cases that they are most interested in. However, TIES is much more than a search engine. TIES also supports tissue ordering and acquisition, building of Tissue Microarrays (TMAs), and integration with tissue banks and honest brokers. Its collaborative work spaces make it possible for research teams to work on queries and case sets together, even across institutions with separate TIES installations. TIES’s strong security model, well-developed process and policy documentation, and proven acceptance by regulatory groups at multiple academic medical centers help ease deployment in complex translational research settings.

Intelligent Search

Search using concepts from the NCI Metathesaurus and their synonyms, query using patient timelines, and detect negation.

Safe & Secure

Works with industry leading de-identification software to make clinical text HIPAA compliant and uses 1024bit encryption to protect all communications.

Web Client

The TIES Java Webstart client keeps TIES automatically up-to-date and accessible from any computer anywhere in the world.

Open Source

TIES is open source under the LGPL license for non-commercial use. Project code and bug tracking  is hosted on Sourceforge.net.

Learn how TIES can help your institution…

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