TIES – Xena Project: an ITCR Collaboration

TIES – Xena Project: an ITCR Collaboration

What is the Xena Project? The University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) created the UCSC Xena Browser to securely analyze and visualize private functional genomics data sets in the context of public and shared genomic/phenotypic data sets. Xena enables the use of big...
TIES Newest Version

TIES Newest Version

Version 5.8 The release of 5.8 in June 2018 brought the following highlighted enhancements and updates to the TIES software. These enhancements included support for new document types, beyond pathology reports, incremental loading of structured data, as well as...
2017: A Look Back at TIES

2017: A Look Back at TIES

2017 meant change for the Text Information Extraction System (TIES) software. We released two new versions (5.65 and 5.7), and TIES started processing documents for Stony Brook University. Additionally, TIES and the TCRN members published several papers on cancer...
TIES Expansions and Changes

TIES Expansions and Changes

Version 5.7 TIES is gaining a new version – 5.7. This new version will launch at the beginning of July and will include better visualization of grouped data items, support for de-identifying data fields in structured data, and improved structured data loading...
TCGA: A Different Kind of Data

TCGA: A Different Kind of Data

This month, TIES makes The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA­)­ part of its big data TIES Cancer Research Network (TCRN). With access to the publicly available clinical data (NLP annotated pathology reports, TCGA clinical data, and Whole Slide Images), TIES users can quickly...
Case Sets: The New Look

Case Sets: The New Look

TIES has come through again and revamped the case set look and options for version 5.65. Case sets are used to help researchers manage their reports and then submit orders. Each case set is also associated with a research study, so it is easy to manage case sets...
2017: What to expect in this year’s TIES releases

2017: What to expect in this year’s TIES releases

2017 will be an exciting year, with planned functionality that will revolutionize the TIES software. New features will include visualization of patient timelines, addition of cancer registry data, and word cloud images to help users get a quick idea of distribution...
2016: TIES just keeps getting better

2016: TIES just keeps getting better

2016 saw significant improvement in the Text Information Extraction System (TIES) software. We released two new versions (5.5 and 5.6), and also welcomed Thomas Jefferson University and Stony Brook University into the TCRN network. Additionally, TIES and the TCRN...