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RE: An argument for bridging information models and ontologies at the syntactic level

From: Kashyap, Vipul <VKASHYAP1@PARTNERS.ORG>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 23:00:07 -0400
Message-ID: <DBA3C02EAD0DC14BBB667C345EE2D1240236D3F5@PHSXMB20.partners.org>
To: "Peter Ansell" <ansell.peter@gmail.com>, "Samson Tu" <swt@stanford.edu>
Cc: "Ogbuji, Chimezie" <OGBUJIC@ccf.org>, <public-hcls-coi@w3.org>, <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Ansell [mailto:ansell.peter@gmail.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2008 4:59 PM
> To: Samson Tu
> Cc: Kashyap, Vipul; Ogbuji, Chimezie; public-hcls-coi@w3.org; 
> public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
> Subject: Re: An argument for bridging information models and 
> ontologies at the syntactic level
> 
> On 02/04/2008, Samson Tu <swt@stanford.edu> wrote:
> > On Mar 27, 2008, at 3:58 AM, Kashyap, Vipul wrote:
> >
> > If your Acute MI is a subclass of Observation/Problem, then 
> instances of
> > "Acute MI" class are observations of Acute MI, not 
> instances of the disease
> > MI. An "observation" does not have severity, location, and 
> so on. You lose
> > the ability to talk about properties of the things in the world.  An
> > information model refers to codes not because of 
> implementation concern, but
> > because component parts of informational entity are also 
> informational
> > entities, IMHO.
> 
> If they are not instances of the disease MI, through the class
> hierarchy at least, then you have departed from common usage of the
> term with respect to real world phenomena. Acute MI would hopefully be
> subclassed from MI to provide that link even when a patient has a case
> of Acute MI they are also implied to have a case of the disease MI.

The issue I was trying to make is that there is no reason why a Disease
Class from which Acute MI would inherit could not be modeled in an Information
Model.

---Vipul

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