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At Sciome, our team is leading a collaborative effort to introduce data driven decision making in the systematic review process. We have developed a number of quantitative methodologies and informatics approaches served as user friendly software to enhance early stages of systematic review process.
We are excited to be invited to present two such distinct efforts at the Annual Cochrane Colloquium in Vienne Austria. Dr. Ruchir Shah from Sciome will be giving a talk entitled “Evaluation of the priority ranking capabilities of SWIFT software” (Oral Session O10.4) on Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015. In addition, Dr. Kris Thayer from NIEHS will be giving a presentation about SWIFT entitled “Application of text mining and machine learning for problem formulation and systematic reviews” (Rapid Oral Session RO10.3) on Sunday, Oct 4, 2015.