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An Universal Exchange Language

From: Matthias Löbe <matthias.loebe@imise.uni-leipzig.de>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 22:54:10 +0100
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To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Hello to all,

The US President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
(PCAST) has released a think tank document on "a path forward to
future health information technology"
[http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/pcast-health-it-report.pdf].

A central point is to create an "Universal Exchange Language" that is
architecturally neutral, XML-based, extensible, optimized for
representing structured data, and that should have the ability to
include/ reference controlled vocabularies. That language would be
used to design fine-grained data elements that could be tagged with
metadata. These data elements should be modular, reusable, interlinked
and should not be tied to a specific context.

Estimation of the costs for developing such a language is $20 million
to $40 million.

Any suggestions?

Matthias

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Matthias Löbe, Inst. for Medical Informatics (IMISE), University of Leipzig
Härtelstr. 16, D-04107 Leipzig, +49 341 97 16113, loebe@imise.uni-leipzig.de
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