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Re: Draft Charter for Semantic Web for Health-care and Life Sciences Group

From: Eric Miller <em@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 10:33:23 -0400
Message-Id: <D9A6C050-1154-4133-AB7E-FD92E921AEB7@w3.org>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
To: Carole Goble <carole@cs.man.ac.uk>


On Aug 31, 2005, at 10:22 AM, Carole Goble wrote:

> Eric
>
> I applaud the initiative, but why "the business value" only?

This wasn't meant as an 'only', but rather an 'also' :) I'll work on  
the wording to better reflect this point.

> We have seen that Uniprot RDF is a public service, not a commercial  
> initiative. The public repositories, organisations like EMBL and  
> NCBI, and local labs who produce valuable curation services and  
> tools, do not talk in terms of "business value" but it the value to  
> the scientific community.

Absolutely!

> Its ain't all Pharmas :-)

:) Thanks for the feedback Carole!

--
eric miller                              http://www.w3.org/people/em/
semantic web activity lead               http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/
w3c world wide web consortium            http://www.w3.org/




>
> Carole
>
>
>>
>> Following the report on the W3C Workshop on Semantic Web for Life
>> Sciences [1], the Team has prepared an initial draft of an Interest
>> Group charter [2].  It states:
>>
>> "The Semantic Web for Health-care and Life Sciences Interest Group
>> (HCLSIG) is chartered to develop and support the use of Semantic Web
>> technologies to improve collaboration, research and development, and
>> innovation adoption in the of Health-care and Life Science
>> domains. Success in these domains depends on a foundation of
>> semantically rich system, process and information  
>> interoperability. To
>> these ends, the HCLSIG will focus on the development of use cases  
>> that
>> illustrate the business value of Semantic Web technology adoption,
>> core vocabularies, guidelines and best practices regarding unique
>> identifiers, and provide a forum for supporting communication,
>> education, collaboration and implementation. The HCLSIG will also  
>> work
>> with the other Semantic Web related groups to gather suggestions for
>> further HCLSIG development work. Further, the HCLSIG will provide a
>> forum to support and encourage the use of Semantic Web technologies
>> and foster the growth of interoperable, policy-aware data and
>> databases in the Life Sciences and Health Care industries."
>>
>> This work is expected to be of interest to users, vendors, systems
>> integrators, and academics who are involved in information  
>> management  in the
>> health care and life sciences industries.
>>
>> I welcome your input on this initial draft [2] as well as any other
>> comments you may have on work in this area. Indications of interest
>> from your organization, while not a formal commitment, are
>> particularly welcome to help us determine the level of interest in
>> this work.
>>
>> [1] http://www.w3.org/2004/10/swls-workshop-report
>> [2] http://www.w3.org/2005/05/swlsig-charter
>>
>> -- 
>> eric miller                              http://www.w3.org/people/em/
>> semantic web activity lead               http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/
>> w3c world wide web consortium            http://www.w3.org/
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> -- 
> Carole Goble
> Professor of Computer Science
> University of Manchester
> UK
> tel: +44 161 275 6195
> http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~carole
>
>
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