Tom Marley and Alan Rector, under a consultancy contract with NHS CfH, have successfully encoded a significant subset of HL7 RIM and NHS messages and message fragments in OWL. According to [1], Tom Marley is preparing an OWL ITS of the HL7 RIM and data types based on this work. A conference paper describing this work generically is available at [2].


Samson wrote:

Vipul and all

Sorry I will not be able to dial in today due to a time conflict.

I started to put up a wiki to examine some previous effort on converting RIM/CDA  to RDF/OWL for semantic web reasoning.  The page is here

I will add more content later this afternoon.   Please feel free to add links if you know a good ontology version of RIM/CDA.



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