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Re: New Member Interested in HCLS

From: M. Scott Marshall <mscottmarshall@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 16:13:25 +0200
Message-ID: <BANLkTikPsvA5uk7MoQZQnYNJrS6o3J-DZg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Iker Huerga <ihuerga@linkatu.net>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org, stephens_susie_m@lilly.com, "Eric Prud'hommeaux" <eric@w3.org>
Dear Iker and Alberto,

Thank you for joining us and especially for bringing these ideas to
hospitals. I have taken a peek at your demonstration URLs and it looks
very nice - very much in line with our interests. I look forward to
hearing more about it in the Translational Medicine call.

As you have noticed, our group as a whole is interested in furthering
the aims of medicine with technology demonstrations that show how the
goals of translational medicine and personalized medicine can be more
easily reached when using linked data and shared vocabularies.

I will attempt to *briefly* summarize what the currently active task
forces are doing:

Scientific Discourse - planning a demonstration of linking literature
to experiments
BioRDF - working on a W3C note for expression RDF
Linked Open Drug Data (LODD) - working on a W3C note for emerging best
practices in life sciences RDF / linked data
Translational Medicine - pharmacogenomics modeling, biomarkers
Terminology - using an RDF representation of clinical reports from
radiology and pathology to alert clinicians to discrepancies

To those in the task forces: Feel free to add to my very rough
descriptions above.

I look forward to speaking with you in the TM call.


M. Scott Marshall, W3C HCLS IG co-chair, http://www.w3.org/blog/hcls

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 1:03 PM, Iker Huerga <ihuerga@linkatu.net> wrote:
> Dear All,
> Let me introduce myself. My name is Iker Huerga founder of a Spanish
> start-up that recently joined W3C called LINKatu[1]. LINKatu aims to support
> data integration in life sciences and health care domain through Semantic
> Web technologies. In this context, Alberto Labarga [2] and I [3] joined
> HCLSIG in representation of LINKatu in order to try to contribute to the
> great work you are doing.
> Firs of all, we would like to congratulate all of you, we have been
> following your work for the last years and it is exceptional.
> But, at the moment we really do not know what are the tasks you are carrying
> out  or in which ones we could fit better. So I have put online some
> prototypes so that you can figure out what are we working on from LINKatu.
> [4] [5] and [6] are mainly related to Breast Cancer early diagnosis and
> treatment while [7] is related to Alzheimer's disease.
> [4] is a SPARQL-driven app that retrieves useful information (Clinical
> Trials, meds and genes) for a specific patient. It automatically retrieves
> patient data from pathology and radiology reports but I have coded simple
> user menus so that you can test it. Just click on "get info" button and
> follow "More Info" links once the info is displayed.
> [5] is the prototype of the app that is being deployed in Cruces Hospital at
> Bilbao. It gathers the life cycle of a patient in the Breast Pathology
> Department from the first visit until after surgery. I do not have access to
> the Hospital's database from here but you can figure out what the biomarkers
> are using the menu bar.
> [6] this tool uses a basic Jena inference engine in order to provide helpful
> information for early diagnosis and treatment in breast cancer. Just use the
> left column menu. You can see the ontology we use,  clicking on "Ontología"
> at the bottom of the menu (is a WebProtege server).
> [7] is another SPARQL-driven app for Translational Medicine in Alzheimer's
> disease. You can play the role of a patient, physician or researcher using
> the top menu tabs in order to navigate through the application. It is mainly
> based on the PharmaOntology project you published.
> I hope you find them interesting.
> Looking forward for your recommendations to start contributing to the Health
> Care and Life Sciences Interest Group.
> Best Regards.
> [1] http://linkatu.net/
> [2] http://www.linkedin.com/in/albertolabarga
> [3] http://www.linkedin.com/pub/iker-huerga/20/546/a2a
> [4]
> [5]
> [6]
> [7]
> --
> Iker Huerga Sánchez
> Co-Founder, LINKatu
> Polo de Innovación Garaia
> Goiru, 1. Edificio A, 4º Piso
> 20500 Arrasate - Gipuzkoa
> T+34 943 712 072 F+34 943 712 223
> ihuerga@linkatu.net
> http://www.linkatu.net
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