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RE: SenseLab note: some updates

From: Kashyap, Vipul <VKASHYAP1@PARTNERS.ORG>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 17:37:35 -0400
Message-ID: <DBA3C02EAD0DC14BBB667C345EE2D12402948064@PHSXMB20.partners.org>
To: "Kei Cheung" <kei.cheung@yale.edu>, "Alan Ruttenberg" <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Cc: "Matthias Samwald" <samwald@gmx.at>, <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>


Kei,

It's interesting that you bring up this notion.

Most of the vocabularies in healthcare tend to be pre-coordinated, e.g., ICD9,
CPT4.
However there some compositional terminologies such as RxNorm and LOINC which
has an underlying 
model with 6 axes. Snomed tries to be a post-coordinated terminology, but in
reality it is partially
pre-coordinated and partially post-coordinated.

Cheers,

---Vipul

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Kei Cheung
> Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 12:51 PM
> To: Alan Ruttenberg
> Cc: Matthias Samwald; public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
> Subject: Re: SenseLab note: some updates
> 
> 
> Sounds to me like an ontology exercise. For example, pre-coordinated 
> approach (knowledgebase) vs. post-coordinated approach 
> (knowledge base)? 
> May not be a good analogy since I'm not an ontology expert. :-) 
> 
> However, I wonder to what extent these two ontology 
> approaches have been 
> (or have not been) applied to the construction of ontologies 
> involved in 
> the "knowledge base" or "knowledgebase" that we are talking 
> about here.
> 
> -Kei
> 
> Alan Ruttenberg wrote:
> >
> > Knowledge base is generally written as two words. Try a 
> google fight 
> > on scholar.google.com.
> > -Alan
> >
> > On May 13, 2008, at 8:31 AM, Matthias Samwald wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> I have made some small updates to the draft SenseLab conversion 
> >> document based on feedback from members of the group. See
> >> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/hcls/notes/senselab/
> >>
> >> Some added text is highlighted in green. Several minor changes are 
> >> not highlighted.
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >> Matthias Samwald
> >> DERI Galway, Ireland // Semantic Web Company, Austria
> >> http://www.deri.ie/
> >> http://www.semantic-web.at/
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> 
> 
> 
> 

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