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.