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Re: New proposal: health & medical extensions to schema.org

From: Aaron Brown <abbrown@google.com>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2012 17:37:58 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <iv14a081pjfkhts15ia5qnno.1337042278098@google.com>
To: Adam Wood <adam.michael.wood@gmail.com>, public-vocabs@w3.org
Typically, the latter is something that is life threatening and/or requires
immediate medical attention. The most common case on the web is for pages
that describe drug adverse effects. Drugs typically have some relatively
benign side effects like headache, and some rare but serious side effects
that require immediate medical attention. Here's an example from
PubMedHealth:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000009/#a600045-sideEffects

We felt that it was important to provide a way to capture the two different
categories, hence the two properties.

--Aaron

On Mon May 14 17:10:54 GMT-400 2012, Adam Wood <adam.michael.wood@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Is there a substantial difference between an adverseOutcome and a
> seriousAdverseOutcome, other than one of degree?
>
> On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 3:56 PM, Aaron Brown <abbrown@google.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > As Ive alluded to before on this list
> > (http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-vocabs/2012Feb/0053.html<https://www.google.com/url?sa=D&q=http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-vocabs/2012Feb/0053.html>),
> over
> > the past 6 months, a few of us at Google and other institutions have
> been
> > working on a set of schema.org<https://www.google.com/url?sa=D&q=http://schema.org>extensions to cover the health and medical
> > domain. After several internal iterations and a lot of feedback from
> initial
> > reviewers (including the US NCBI; physicians at Harvard, Stanford, and
> Duke;
> > the major search engines; and a few health web sites), we think we have
> a
> > solid draft and would like to open it for public feedback as a step
> toward
> > incorporating it into schema.org<https://www.google.com/url?sa=D&q=http://schema.org>.
>
> >
> > The proposed health/medical schema can be found at
> > http://schemaorg-medicalext.appspot.com/<https://www.google.com/url?sa=D&q=http://schemaorg-medicalext.appspot.com/>which includes an introduction as
> > well as a snapshot of the type hierarchy and several markup examples.
> It's
> > also linked on the w3 wiki at
> > http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/MedicalHealthProposal<https://www.google.com/url?sa=D&q=http://www.w3.org/wiki/WebSchemas/MedicalHealthProposal>.
> As you'll see this
> > is a substantial piece of work, so wed welcome feedback and detailed
> review
> > comments on the specifics (please follow up to this email).
> >
> > For those interested in more background on the approach: our goal is to
> > create schema that webmasters and content publishers can use to mark up
> > health and medical content on the web, with a particular focus on markup
> > that will help patients, physicians, and generally health-interested
> > consumers find relevant health information via search. The scope of
> coverage
> > for the schema is broad, and is intended to cover both consumer- and
> > professionally-targeted health and medical web content (of course, any
> > particular piece of online health/medical content is likely to use only
> a
> > subset of the schema). Weve worked with physicians, consumer web sites,
> and
> > government health organizations to get input into the key topics and
> > properties to model and to refine the schema structure and type/property
> > documentation.
> >
> > Note that it is explicitly not our goal to replace the many very good
> and
> > comprehensive medical ontologies, meta-thesaurii, or controlled
> vocabularies
> > that have been created over the years; our focus has been instead on
> > creating complementary, lightweight markup that surfaces the existence
> of
> > and relationships between entities in health/medical web pages. When
> other
> > ontologies and/or controlled vocabularies are available, our proposed
> schema
> > can link to and take advantage of them, e.g. via the code property of
> > MedicalEntity. It is also not an initial goal to support automated
> > reasoning, medical records coding, or genomic tagging, as these would
> > require substantially more detailed (and hence high barrier-to-entry)
> > modeling and markup; they could be considered for future extensions.
> >
> > We look forward to your feedback!
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Aaron Brown (Google)
> >
> > --
> > Aaron Brown | Senior Product Manager | Google, Inc. | New York, NY
>
>
>
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