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Re: A Fresh Look Proposal (HL7)

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 11:41:51 -0400
To: conor dowling <conor-dowling@caregraf.com>
Cc: "Hau, Dave (NIH/NCI) [E]" <haudt@mail.nih.gov>, Jim McCusker <james.mccusker@yale.edu>, John Madden <john.madden@duke.edu>, "public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1314200511.31517.595.camel@dbooth-laptop>
On Tue, 2011-08-23 at 17:22 -0700, conor dowling wrote:
[ . . . ]

> One last thing, slightly off the thread but still on topic I think. I
> don't see any reason to mix up "human readable" and "machine
> processable". One possibility for a patient model update, one that
> bypasses the need for buy-in by everyone, irrespective of use case, is
> to call out the need for a model of description purely for machine
> processing, one without the "we'll XSLT the patient record in the
> doctor's browser". While the current standards lead to human-readable
> data-dumps, a stricter parallel track could take the best of current
> standards and re-state them in OWL to deliver machine-processable
> health data exchange,
Agreed.  One of the nice things about semweb technology is that
presentation ontologies can peacefully co-exist with other ontologies
that are intended more for internal processing.

David Booth, Ph.D.

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