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Ontology(ies) for health / disease / behaviour questionnaires?

From: Dan Bolser <dan.bolser@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 10:45:38 +0100
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To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org

Sorry if this is the wrong forum for such a general question, but I
figure that people on this list should be able to advise...

I want to build a site to allow people to create, share, and complete
'health related' questionnaires. For example, a 'healthy eating'
questionnaire, an 'allergy' questionnaire, or an 'exercise'

This is obviously a very complex knowledge domain to model, but I'm
guessing there are several ontologies out there that cover at least
some of the terms and values involved?

What can you suggest?

The idea is that the user creates questions like 'cups of coffee per
week', 'grams of caffeine per day', 'hours of exercise per week', or
'how often do you go jogging on average: once a day, once a week,
etc', etc.

Ideally, creating the questions would be guided by (but not
necessarily restricted to) the use of underlying ontologies, and the
results would be comparable (where possible) by 'reasoning' over the

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