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Re: HCLS tutorial at C-SHALS

From: M. Scott Marshall <mscottmarshall@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 16:27:18 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTinWFmWiQ5KSBBz9twkKxZy-Z-LwwtCHXD-X_6YE@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Cc: "Eric Prud'hommeaux" <eric@w3.org>
I think that much of the material from the SWObjects tutorial would be
interesting to C-SHALS participants.

Of course, Eric knows about the query federation tutorial he gave at
SWAT4LS[1] in Berlin but his message reminded me that I haven't
mentioned it on the mailing list except during teleconferences and in
the HCLS blog[2]. The tutorial is also in Nature Precedings[3].
Anyway, even if you've see this before, it bears repeating:

http://tinyurl.com/swobjects-swat4ls

Essentially, SWObjects enables you to create semantic views across a
federation of SPARQL endpoints and RDB database connectors. You can
also do handy things like create a SPARQL endpoint based on a file:
http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/swobjects/index.php?title=Data_Wiki

Also, worth checking out is the microarray RDF demo:
http://purl.org/net/biordfmicroarray/demo .

Cheers,
Scott

[1] http://www.swat4ls.org/2010/progr.php#details
[2] http://www.w3.org/blog/hcls
[3] http://precedings.nature.com/documents/5538/

-- 
M. Scott Marshall, W3C HCLS IG co-chair, http://www.w3.org/blog/hcls
http://staff.science.uva.nl/~marshall


On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 5:34 AM, Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org> wrote:
> There will be an HCLS tutorial (I think maybe 100 minutes?) at C-SHALS
> this year. (The abstract is at the bottom of this message.) I've just
> made a pass at composing the slides. (The abstract is repeated on the
> slides to remind you what I promised what we'd talk about.)
>
> http://www.w3.org/2011/Talks/0223-cshals-egp/
>
> I believe the tutorial needs more hands-on stuff; I'm soliciting
> feedback and ideas.
>
>
> The abstract is promised:
>
> The W3C's Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group (HCLS IG) has been working since 2005 with multiple communities and Semantic Web technologies towards goals such as immediate availability of scientific publications; improved synthesis between scientific findings; better patient recruitment for drug trials; and early redirection of non-promising clinical trials.
>
> Today, there is a new convergence of communities in health care and life sciences. Pharmaceutical companies, clinical care providers and individual patients have intersecting interests in Translational Medicine. Pharmaceutical companies have a new interest in more detailed patient records rather than aggregate data because of the shift towards tailored therapeutics.
>
> Consumers advocating for personally controlled health care records are a new audience interested in health care data. Clinicians, pharmaceutical companies and individuals will benefit from health care data which is easy to integrate with genomics, bio informatics, chem informatics and environmental data.
>
> In this tutorial session, we will show you how W3C's HCLS IG is integrating data across these domains. We will demonstrate the use of commodity Semantic Web tools to ask valuable questions of a corpus of health care data, and show how this corpus draws on such systems as the Indivo EHR system, the I2B2 clinical information exchange protocols, and databases backing conventional clinical data stores.
>
> Attendees will learn to use and customize these open source tools to meet their clinical or research needs.
>
>  http://www.iscb.org/cshals2011-program/cshals2011-tutorial
> --
> -ericP
>
>
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