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Re: Minutes HCLSIG kickoff call June 12

From: Matt Williams <matthew.williams@cancer.org.uk>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 23:42:21 +0100
Message-ID: <4854494D.4020609@cancer.org.uk>
CC: W3C HCLSIG hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

Dear All,

Have been through the minutes. Very stimulating, as usual.

Just one plea (form someone who is neither a member of a W3C body NOR an 
IE)....please don't restrict the mailing list to these people in these 

There's seemed to be a reasonable amount of discussion about trying to 
capture clinical trial results. The wok on AD was very interesting, but 
from a clinical POV, a little too removed from clinical practice.

Possible sources would be to use a subset of Pubmed (see the string at 
the end) or else some est of conference proceedings (I've looked at the 
European Breast Cancer Conference, which was earlier this year). Both 
would give you a good corpus of info. The advantage of the Pubmed search 
is that you can already export the info in XML, and their are tages that 
pick out things of particular relevance to the trial, which might make 
an IE approach easier.



"Breast Neoplasms"[Mesh] AND ("antineoplastic agents" [Mesh] AND 
"Prognosis"[Mesh])  AND (methods[Title/Abstract]) limited to English 
language, Female, Adults, RCTs gives >400. The use of "Methods" aims to 
pick out more structured abstracts

Dr. M. Williams
Clin. Onc. SpR
Clin. Research Fellow, CR-UK/ UCL
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