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RE: [HCLS] Bridging Ontology...An Automated Approach?

From: Kashyap, Vipul <VKASHYAP1@PARTNERS.ORG>
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 09:00:33 -0400
Message-ID: <2BF18EC866AF0448816CDB62ADF6538104C15EB9@PHSXMB11.partners.org>
To: "William Bug" <William.Bug@DrexelMed.edu>
Cc: <donald.doherty@brainstage.com>, <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Yes - but only for NeuronDB and CocoDat.


That is - unless the inherent lexicons used by these two resources begin to
evolve into something closer to a community-wide, shared ontology for the
domains they cover - which may very well be in the offing.


There is nothing about this particularly mapping that would make it so, however.


[VK] The assumption is that UMLS would provide the community wide shared lexicon
(instead of an ontology). So as far as the inherent lexicons

       of NeuronDB an CocoData have coverage in the UMLS then we would have a
community wide shared view of the information in these two data sources.



[VK] ---Vipul


On Aug 22, 2006, at 7:42 AM, Kashyap, Vipul wrote:


	Creating explicit connections between all similar and/or identical

	in two schemas is an arduous task that is impractical to do manually.


[VK] Will mapping each of these schemas to an ontology and then using the

ontology to mediate further queries help alleviate the problem?




Bill Bug

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