NIH OBSSR Methodology Seminar: Text Mining for BSSR

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Neuroscience Center (NSC) Building (Conference Room A1/A2 )

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) invites you to attend the 2019 NIH OBSSR Methodology Seminar: Text Mining for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research on Friday, August 9, 2019, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in Conference Room A1/A2 at the Neuroscience Center (NSC) Building, 6001 Executive Blvd, Rockville, MD 20852.

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Registration for this seminar has now closed. NIH OBSSR will provide a public access video archive after the event.

View the meeting agenda here: https://bit.ly/2HUVoXS

Objectives
The age of Big Data has ushered in a wave of high-volume digital information and much of it is text based. Text mining is a form of data mining that involves collecting and analyzing large volumes of textual data to reveal patterns and relationships. Techniques for mining can be used to extract key concepts, spot trends, summarize content from documents and gain semantic understanding, and index and search text for use in predictive analytics. Text mining has become an important research process with many different commercial and academic applications, and it is becoming more widely applied in social science studies.

This one-day methodology seminar sponsored by NIH OBSSR will present a basic introductory overview of principles and techniques of text mining for behavioral and social research and showcase some innovative health research examples.

Attendees of this seminar will gain a broad understanding and appreciation for some of the different tools available to collect and analyze large volumes of text data, and they will learn about some notable example applications in behavioral and social sciences health research.


Speakers
Brendan O'Connor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, College of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst

David Broniatowski, Ph.D., FPsyS, Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, George Washington University

Quynh Nguyen, Ph.D., MSPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Maryland School of Public Health


For more information please contact: Elizabeth Ginexi, Ph.D., NIH/OBSSR – Lginexi@mail.nih.gov

Venue, Parking and Reasonable Accommodations
Neuroscience Center (NSC) Building, Conference Room A1/A2
6001 Executive Blvd.,
Rockville, MD 20852

Please Note: Visitors will be required to show one (1) form of identification (a government-issued photo ID-driver's license, passport, green card, etc.) and to state the purpose of their visit.

Parking
There is a paid parking lot for visitors of the Neuroscience Center Building (6001 Executive Blvd). Participants who attend the seminar in person may request a paid parking voucher from the event organizer at the event. Visitor parking is accessible at the second driveway entrance for 6001 Executive Blvd.

Directions to the Neuroscience Center Building Via Metrorail
Take Metro's Red Line to the Medical Center Metro station. From the station, NIH employees can take the "Executive Plaza" (also known as the orange route) shuttle bus which drops you off in front of building 6001. OR You can take the Red Line Metro and exit at the White Flint station and either walk to Executive Blvd (about 15 minute walk) or you can board a Ride-On bus (routes 5, 26, or 81) for service along Executive Boulevard. For more information please see http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-transit/index.html.

Lunch and Refreshments
Lunch and refreshments will be on your own. There are many lunch options within easy walking distance of NSC at Pike & Rose.

Reasonable Acccommodations
Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the event should contact 301-594-4392 or OBSSRNews@mail.nih.gov.

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