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Re: HCLS introduction - Michel Dumontier

From: Michel Dumontier <michel.dumontier@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 12:52:26 -0400
Message-ID: <CALcEXf5n9VrgEmvd8vnTFhj-gKJ4gzyRdh6qX+eeMht8VTGCHQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ashutosh Jadhav <ashutosh121@gmail.com>
Cc: HCLS <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Welcome Ashutosh!

On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 12:36 PM, Ashutosh Jadhav <ashutosh121@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi All,
> It was nice to join the meeting and get the overview about various
> activities in HCLS groups. I would like to take this opportunity to
> introduce myself.
> * *
> I am Ashutosh Jadhav, PhD student at Kno.e.sis center and Prof.Amit Sheth
> is my adviser. I have been working on addressing information overload and
> challenges in finding insights from data shared on social network. I worked
> with social group at Kno.e.sis, to develop a social web application,
> Twitris (http://twitris.knoesis.org) for multi-faceted analysis of social
> signals to provide insights and a framework for situational awareness, in-depth
> event analysis and coordination, emergency response aid.
> Currently, my interest is in social health informatics : meaningfully
> processing social health data (shared on twitter, health blogs, health
> question-answer forums). I am particularly interested in how, well
> structured knowledge in healthcare (in terms of ontologies, LOD) can be
> used for finding useful information and insights (useful for patients) from
> social health data (disease related data) shared on social network.
that sounds interesting!  there's lots of examples of using the terms in
ontologies for entity-recognition, and coupled with LOD, it becomes
possible to query from text to structured data.

Although I got brief overview about different task forums at HCLS, I am not
> very clear which task group will be most appropriate for my work. So it
> will be great if you can guide me to appropriate group in HCLS suitable to
> my interest.
the scientific discourse task force would have been a nice place for you to
explore, but the task force leaders have decided to step down to focus on
other interests. It might be worthwhile to ask who in this group would be
interested in pursuing text-mining - i think we should also contact the
individuals that were involved text mining at Biohackathon:



>  Thanks!
> Best regards,
> Ashu
> On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 12:16 PM, Michel Dumontier <
> michel.dumontier@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Michel Dumontier
>> Associate Professor of Bioinformatics in the Department of Biology, the
>> Institute of Biochemistry and School of Computer Science at Carleton
>> University (Ottawa, Canada)
>> Co-Chair for the World Wide Web Consortium Semantic Web in Health Care
>> and Life Sciences Interest Group (W3C HCLSIG)
>> Dr. Michel Dumontier's research aims to develop semantics-powered
>> computational methods to increase our understanding of how living systems
>> respond to chemical agents. At the core of the research program is the
>> development and use of Semantic Web technologies to formally represent and
>> reason about data and services so as (1) to facilitate the publishing,
>> sharing and discovery of scientific knowledge produced by individuals and
>> small collectives, (2) to enable the formulation and evaluation scientific
>> hypotheses using our collective tools and knowledge and (3) to create and
>> make available computational methods to investigate the structure, function
>> and behaviour of living systems. Dr. Dumontier is the lead developer for
>> the Semanticscience Integrated Ontology (SIO), which has been used to
>> integrate data for the open-source Bio2RDF linked data for life sciences
>> project and SADI semantic web services. He currently serves as an editor
>> for the open-review Semantic Web Journal, and co-chairs the ISMB-affiliated
>> Bio-Ontologies Special Interest Group and is a co-chair for the 2013
>> Semantic Trilogy  (see
>> http://www.unbsj.ca/sase/csas/data/semantic-trilogy-2013/) consisting of
>> the International Conference on Biomedical Ontology (ICBO), the Canadian
>> Semantic Working Symposium (CSWS) and Data Integration in the Life Sciences
>> (DILS). More information about him and his research can be found at
>> http://dumontierlab.com
>> --
>> Michel Dumontier
>> Associate Professor of Bioinformatics, Carleton University
>> Chair, W3C Semantic Web for Health Care and the Life Sciences Interest
>> Group
>> http://dumontierlab.com

Michel Dumontier
Associate Professor of Bioinformatics, Carleton University
Chair, W3C Semantic Web for Health Care and the Life Sciences Interest Group
Received on Friday, 14 September 2012 16:53:15 UTC

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