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Re: SNOMED CT

From: Christine Golbreich <cgolbrei@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 22:05:09 +0100
Message-ID: <b0ed1d660901291305m4ed4fcd9u2a7b0f358cf75a32@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Madden <john.madden@me.com>
Cc: w3c semweb HCLS <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, Khaled Khelif <khaled.khelif@sophia.inria.fr>
Hi John

Could you please be more explicit  ?

OWL 2 EL profile provides class constructors that are sufficient to express
SNOMED CT
see
http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-owl2-profiles-20081202/#OWL_2_EL
and references of
 5.7 Use Case #7 - The Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine
[HCLS]<http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/New_Features_and_Rationale#Use_Case_.237_-_The_Systematized_Nomenclature_of_Medicine_.5BHCLS.5D>
Christine

2009/1/29 John Madden <john.madden@me.com>

>
> You can follow Helen's link from an earlier post. Also in a forthcoming
> release of SNOMED CT a script will be included to convert SNOMED in a
> mechanical way into OWL syntax.
>
> Unfortunately, a mechanical translation of SNOMED CT into OWL may not help
> you much, depending on your application. SNOMED CT is not designed with the
>  same logical expressivity of OWL nor with the same formal semantics, and
> therefore the result of a translation is not apt to be useful without
> additional modeling or remodeling. I generally suggest people who want to
> use OWL for a particular application create their own OWL ontology and map
> to SNOMED CT for what it may add.
>
> Also, I see you are in France, which is not a member of the IHTSDO (
> http://www.ihtsdo.org). If you wish to use SNOMED CT, you must look into
> obtaining a license.
>
> John
>
>
>
> On Oct 22, 2008, at 8:16 AM, Khaled Khelif wrote:
>
>
>> Hi all,
>> I am looking for the SNOMED CT in OWL.  Any one have idea of a
>> version in OWL or in any other convertible format.
>>
>> Thanks in advance
>>
>> Best regards
>> --
>>
>> Khaled KHELIF
>> Phd. - Expert engineer on the Sealife Project
>> Edelweiss Research Team - INRIA Sophia Antipolis
>> Address: 2004, route des lucioles, 06902, Sophia Antipolis, FRANCE
>> Office: BS09 - Phone : +33 4 97 15 53 16 - Fax : +33 4 92 38 77 83
>> Web: http://www-sop.inria.fr/acacia/personnel/Khaled.Khelif/
>>
>>
>> *******************************************************************************************
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>> the same things ;-)
>>
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>>
>
>


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Christine
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