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RE: HCLS Mission Statement

From: Bhat, Talapady N. <talapady.bhat@nist.gov>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 11:59:33 -0400
To: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>, Tim Clark <tim_clark@harvard.edu>
CC: Helena Deus <helenadeus@gmail.com>, "public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7E80450DE7474E4881E405C742AC0DEA11FD0E7E10@MBCLUSTER.xchange.nist.gov>
I agree - SW is a good key word to add. I also think that we need to add 'scalable vocabulary and ontology' and 'rule-based' techniques into our mission statement. We have developed structural terms and ontology using such scalable and rule-based technique and it should be the long range goal for all efforts if we really want to make significant progress in SW.

T N Bhat

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To: Tim Clark
Cc: Helena Deus; public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org; Eric Prud'hommeaux
Subject: Re: HCLS Mission Statement

It might be good to use the term "semantic" or "semantic web" somewhere
in it.


On Mon, 2011-05-30 at 14:28 -0400, Tim Clark wrote:
> Helena, 
> This is a very nice start.  I have made some suggested editorial
> changes below.  
> HCLS Mission Statement - Revised DRAFT
> The mission of the W3C Health Care and Life Science Interest Group is
> to enable the most rapid, scalable, interdisciplinary solution of
> critical problems in Health Care and Life Sciences (HCLS) using
> web-based data-driven approaches.  
> We do this by proposing and developing Web interoperability standards
> applicable to the HCLS domains, based on real-life requirements for
> Web-based support of scientific and clinical activities, and a vision
> of 21st century research in biology and medicine in which the Web
> plays an integral part.   
> HCLS-IG actively supports the in-depth practical involvement of
> researchers in basic, clinical and translational science, and other
> domain experts, in development of these standards, through outreach
> activities, including requirements and scenario formulation,
> tutorials, ontology development, low-level demos, workshops and
> publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
> Best
> Tim
> Tim Clark
> Director of Informatics, MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease
> Instructor in Neurology, Harvard Medical School
> 65 Landsdowne St, 2nd floor
> Cambridge MA 02139 USA
> +1 617-947-7098 
> On May 27, 2011, at 7:10 PM, Helena Deus wrote:
> > Dear HCLS, 
> > This is a primer for a mission statement for the next charter of HCLS. Of course, it is inspired by the previous charter's HCLS mission statement, but with a focus on problem-driven research. 
> > 
> > The mission of the W3C Health Care and Life Science Work Group is to 1) solve problems in health care and life sciences using data-driven approaches; 2) support involvement of non-technical HCLS domain experts through outreach activities including low-level demos, workshops and publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and finally 3) propose and develop interoperability standards  applicable to the HCLS domains.
> > 
> > Any comments/alterations/suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
> > 
> > Kind Regards,
> > Helena Deus
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