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Re: New Member Interested in HCLS

From: M. Scott Marshall <mscottmarshall@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 16:15:30 +0200
Message-ID: <BANLkTi=LdekQ1Yu9-Z5FktARNGyuiqZ2bw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Iker Huerga <ihuerga@linkatu.net>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org, "Eric Prud'hommeaux" <eric@w3.org>, Susie Stephens <susie.stephens@gmail.com>
[Corrected Susie's e-mail. She's now at Johnson & Johnson.]

On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 4:13 PM, M. Scott Marshall
<mscottmarshall@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Scott
> --
> M. Scott Marshall, W3C HCLS IG co-chair, http://www.w3.org/blog/hcls
> http://staff.science.uva.nl/~marshall
> 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

M. Scott Marshall, W3C HCLS IG co-chair, http://www.w3.org/blog/hcls
Received on Thursday, 12 May 2011 14:16:01 UTC

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