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Re: CANCELLED Oct 26 Teleconference Agenda - modelling 'optional' attributes and default value

From: <helen.chen@agfa.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 10:34:19 -0400
To: eneumann@teranode.com
Cc: "W3C HCLSIG" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF1DD279CD.770ECB81-ON85257213.004C4038-85257213.00500AF7@agfa.com>
 Hi, Eric

Then we have done this action item :)

But I have another issues in the similar domain: when 'lifting" HL7 CDA 
(clinical document architecture) XSD to OWL ontology and mapping to RIM 
Ontology.  I don't know how to handle the "optional" attributes and their 
default values, e.g.

<xs:attribute name="classCode" type="ActClassObservation" use="optional" 

I am told it can not be done in OWL, but I saw TBL's notes on "expressing 
default value using log:semantics and log:notIncludes" [1]. I appreciate 
if Alan or anyone can share experiences if they had encountered a similar 



[1]  http://www.w3.org/2000/10/swap/doc/Reach#Implementi

"Eric Neumann" <eneumann@teranode.com> 
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10/26/2006 06:49 AM

"Alan Ruttenberg" <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
"W3C HCLSIG" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Re: CANCELLED Oct 26 Teleconference Agenda


Based on the notes (http://www.w3.org/2006/10/03-hcls-minutes.html), there 
was a discussion on HL7 qualifiers, and that perhaps Helen should consider 
using Enumerated classes instead of controlled vocab. This was new to her, 
and you had stated you would explain it to her-- hence the action item to 
ensure she was pointed to the proper material for assessing enumerated owl 

It's actually a small item, just to make sure she can apply your 


On Oct 25, 2006, at 6:14 PM, Alan Ruttenberg wrote:

                 On Oct 25, 2006, at 5:27 PM, Eric Neumann wrote:

                                 Please be aware of your upcoming tasks 
commitments (http://esw.w3.org/topic/HCLS/F2F/Actions), and which ones 
will be discussed during the intro of the HCLS workshop at ISWC (Nov 6).

                 Regarding this, Helen and I don't really know how it came 
about that we have the following action item?

                 Helen Chen and Alan Ruttenberg: Assess whether enumerable 
classes can be used to handle controlled vocabularies ala HL7 qualifiers.

                 We hadn't discussed it at the f2f. Do you know the 
genesis of this?


Eric Neumann, PhD
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