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Re: Linked Data for ICD? OPCS-4?

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sun, 04 Oct 2009 17:33:39 -0400
Message-ID: <4AC914B3.90905@openlinksw.com>
CC: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, w3c semweb HCLS <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Hugh Glaser wrote:
> Don't understand all this, but just making sure you know about:
> http://www4.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/drugbank/
> http://data.linkedct.org/
> But be careful; drugbank has sameAs to a lot of interventions, which is not
> strictly correct, I understand.

I would seriously like to assume that since the LODD effort won the 
recent Triplification competition those anomalies would have been 
resolved. I haven't had time to check myself, but I desperately hope 
they've been resolved.

> Cheers
> Hugh
> On 04/10/2009 20:56, "Jeni Tennison" <jeni@jenitennison.com> wrote:
>> On 4 Oct 2009, at 20:31, John Madden wrote:
>>> Depends on what you want to do, exactly. I think interlinking some
>>> prevalent medical vocabularies to dbpedia entries is a wonderful
>>> project!
>> I was just looking at the statistics we have on UK hospital
>> episodes[1] which use ICD-10 to indicate the primary diagnosis related
>> to the episode. I'm intending to model the statistics using SKOVO[2].
>> I was hoping to locate existing Linked Data URIs for the diagnoses
>> that I could reuse rather than inventing our own (especially since
>> it's an international standard). Having extra information associated
>> with each of the diagnoses would be a bonus, since all I have from the
>> spreadsheets are the code and a preferred term (which include some
>> spelling mistakes from what I can see and certainly not all the
>> information that's available online).
>> Unfortunately from what I can tell the NCI Metathesaurus doesn't seem
>> to define URIs that are possible to construct based on the ICD-10
>> codes. Or it does and I haven't been able to find them. I'd be
>> grateful for any advice.
>>> Would you be interested in talking to the HCLS Terminology group (I
>>> chair it) about it on an upcoming Thursday morning call? I predict
>>> you'd get a lot of interest and support -- even help, if you like.
>> If the above still sounds interesting, and provided the timing works,
>> sure.
>> Cheers,
>> Jeni
>> [1]: 
>> http://www.hesonline.nhs.uk/Ease/servlet/ContentServer?siteID=1937&categoryID=
>> 203
>> [2]: http://sw.joanneum.at/scovo/schema.html



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