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Re: Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)

From: Susie Stephens <susie.stephens@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 12:16:44 -0400
Message-ID: <fcc499200710040916s3b184940w995ff4589936a996@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-semweb-lifesci hcls" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Cc: "Alan Ruttenberg" <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>, "Eric Neumann" <eneumann@teranode.com>
Assessing clinical data sets for incorporation into our work sounds like an
excellent idea. I'll add that as an agenda item for Monday's BioRDF call as
suggested by EricN.

It would be wonderful is someone wants to volunteer to take a look at the
cancer data set that Alan uncovered (http://seer.cancer.gov/data/). If
someone has the bandwidth by Monday then that would be great, but
providing feedback the week after would also be excellent.

Another data set that I think is interesting is the one being developed by
the Alzheimers Disease NeuroImaging Initiative (
http://www.loni.ucla.edu/ADNI/). This is an open data set that includes
serial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET),
other biological markers, and clinical and neuropsychological assessment
data. The goal of the data is to use it to learn about the progression of
mild cognitive impairment and early Alzheimer's disease. I'm definitely
going to be exploring this data further, but I'd be more than happy for
other folks to take a look at it too.



On 10/4/07, Eric Neumann <eneumann@teranode.com> wrote:
> Indeed this would be an interesting set to rdf-ize. It might also be
> interesting based on the dataset complexity (i.e., moderate complexity) to
> see what practical stratgey for RDF conversion one would choose.
> http://seer.cancer.gov/data/
> Perhaps a few folks could look at this data structure, consider some
> approaches (e.g., RDF-Schema only vs. a minimal ontology), and discuss
> this on the next BioRDF call?
> Eric
> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org on behalf of Alan Ruttenberg
> Sent: Wed 10/3/2007 1:07 AM
> To: public-semweb-lifesci hcls
> Subject: Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)
> At a talk I attended today, this resource of patient cancer diagnoses
> was mentioned as an example of publicly available clinical data. A
> quick look over the documentation suggests it might be an interesting
> project to produce an RDF version of the data set.
> http://seer.cancer.gov/data/
> The SEER limited-use data* include SEER incidence and population data
> associated by age, sex, race, year of diagnosis, and geographic areas
> (including SEER registry and county)
> -Alan
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