Healthcare data represent a resource of great value to many professionals. The growing size and complexity of this data resource means that mining it to answer targeted questions can be daunting. Even when your searches result in records being returned, how sure can you be that you have found all relevant information and how can we reduce the noise?
Having the correct search strategy is essential to improve confidence in the outcome of any search on large data
sets. Recognising the need for support in this area, York Health Economics Consortium and partners have arranged a training day on 30 April 2014 to look more deeply into strategies for search design, and how these can affect performance.
Steve Brewer, director of Text Mining Solutions, is a member of the expert team delivering the training. Steve will be focussing on the specific requirements for searching when using text mining/analytics. ‘Taking time to build your searching strategy and techniques will pay huge dividends in the quality of returns’, says Steve. ‘We are going to be exploring textual analytic techniques which can help when your questions are difficult to define.’
The training day is geared to librarians, information and knowledge management specialists and researchers seeking more insight into search strategy design including search filters and opportunities around text mining.
Visit http://www.yhec.co.uk/training/advanced-search-strategy-design-30th-april-2014/ for more information.