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Interoperability note

From: Alan Rector <rector@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2005 17:40:28 +0000
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Cc: best-practice list <public-swbp-wg@w3.org>
To: Mike Uschold <michael.f.uschold@boeing.com>


An important case we have come across frequently in mapping medical  
classes is where they are both subclasses of an interesting common  
superclass that is present in neither ontology, usually formed by  
deleting one or two restrictions from each.

Our usual examples come from linking up radiology and surgery where  
we have several different versions of repair of bleeding aneurism by  
different methods but not common parent simply 'repair of bleeding  

Closely tied to non-standard reasoning about least common subsumers  
and differences.

Worth a chat


Alan Rector
Professor of Medical Informatics
Department of Computer Science
University of Manchester
Manchester M13 9PL, UK
TEL +44 (0) 161 275 6188/6149
FAX +44 (0) 161 275 6204
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