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Introduction to DAWG WG

From: Chimezie Ogbuji <ogbujic@ccf.org>
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 17:34:00 -0400
To: public-rdf-dawg@w3.org
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Hello.  My name is Chimezie (chee-meh-zee-eh) Ogbuji and I'm the Lead
Systems Analyst in the Cleveland Clinic Foundation's Thoracic and
Cardiovascular Surgery research department.  

My role in this department is technological oversight, software
architecture, design and deployment of an ongoing (4 years and counting)
project to replace a very dated but valuable Cardiovascular Information
Registry (CVIR [1]) implemented originally as a relational database.

In particular the project aims to completely supplant the existing system 
with a framework and a set of methodologies for automating the modeling, 
management, data entry, and day-to-day operations of a
Content Management System (CMS) built around XML and RDF persistence for 
data interchange, and analysis.  This system is called SemanticDB.

The long term goal is a research platform that can be deployed to address 
any conceivable domain of medicine with minimal cost to setup, maintain, 
and extend into unintended areas. 

We hope (through participation in this WG) to learn about how to best 
leverage SPARQL as the primary querying mechanism for our clinical 
research CMS.  In particular we hope to determine if indeed SPARQL can 
facilitate a Semantic Web approach to the age-old problem of 
Computer-based Patient Records as defined by the Institute of Medicine [2].

We have faced some challenges in this regard and hope our involvement in this WG
will help determine if this is indeed the proper direction.  We also hope to 
contribute the various representation (and querying) lessons we have learned during 
this project to this Working Group.

[1]http://www.clevelandclinic.org/heartcenter/pub/research/research/cardiothoracic_surgery.asp
[2] "The Computer-Based Patient Record: An Essential Technology for
Health Care"
   - ISBN-10: 0309055326
   - ISBN-13: 978-0309055321

-- 
Chimezie Ogbuji
Lead Systems Analyst
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
9500 Euclid Avenue/ W26
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
Office: (216)444-8593
ogbujic@ccf.org


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