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

From: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 May 2012 17:44:29 -0500
Message-ID: <CAChbWaOJa_EyWuCC8kdB8PvyH19oSkCQs3cFPNG1nHe6y6L4LQ@mail.gmail.com>
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Looks much better, Aaron !

The only other thing that I noticed would be a very slight confusion
perhaps between an AnatomicalStructure and a SuperficialAnatomy.  I think
what would clear things up in my mind would be to see an example itself
within the description of SuperficialAnatomy that would contrast it
with/against an AnatomicalStructure.  Take a more specific
AnatomicalStructure like the Triceps brachii
muscle<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triceps_brachii_muscle> and
work in some form of SuperficialAnatomy example from it.  Make sense ?

On Sun, May 20, 2012 at 4:33 PM, Aaron Brown <abbrown@google.com> wrote:

> Hi Thad and all,
>
> A couple of updates. First we've rewritten the descriptions for
> MedicalStudy <http://schemaorg-medicalext.appspot.com/MedicalStudy>,
> MedicalTrial <http://schemaorg-medicalext.appspot.com/MedicalTrial>, and
> MedicalObservationalStudy<http://schemaorg-medicalext.appspot.com/MedicalObservationalStudy>on the site to increase clarity here. Let me know if you have further
> suggestions on this.
>
> We've also clarified the description of adverseOutcome and
> severeAdverseOutcome in MedicalTherapy<http://schemaorg-medicalext.appspot.com/MedicalTherapy>per other comments on this thread, and updated the formatting of the markup
> examples to be a bit clearer regarding nested <span>s.
>
> Thanks for the input so far!
>
> --Aaron
>
>
> On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 8:47 PM, Aaron Brown <abbrown@google.com> wrote:
>
>> The example you cite below would best modeled as a MedicalTrial.
>> Basically, a MedicalTrial is a controlled clinical trial in the traditional
>> sense (people recruited to study a particular intervention, divided into
>> treatment and control groups), whereas MedicalStudy is a more general
>> umbrella type that covers these and other kinds of studies, including
>> uncontrolled observational studies<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observational_study> (MedicalObservationalStudy)
>> like the Nurses' Health Study where a group of people are observed over a
>> period of time.
>>
>> Does that help clarify? I'll look at making the documentation crisper
>> here.
>>
>> --Aaron
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon May 14 20:01:21 GMT-400 2012, Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Which type to use for an instance such as:
>>> http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00587600?spons=%22Mayo+Clinic%22&spons_ex=Y&rank=7
>>>
>>>
>>> Mayo Clinic has 938 trials listed there currently, which I think could
>>> also be typed as a MedicalStudy<http://schemaorg-medicalext.appspot.com/MedicalStudy>
>>> .
>>>
>>> A bit confusing if each of those 938 listed would be either a
>>> MedicalStudy <http://schemaorg-medicalext.appspot.com/MedicalStudy> or
>>> a MedicalTrial <http://schemaorg-medicalext.appspot.com/MedicalTrial>.
>>>
>>> Does the mere fact that a Thing HAS A clinicaltrials.gov Identifer make
>>> it one over the other ?  It seems given your MedicalStudy description that
>>> those instances would be a MedicalStudy.  Example from above : NCT00587600
>>>
>>> Perhaps just more documentation is needed for Medical Trial <http://schemaorg-medicalext.appspot.com/MedicalTrial>itself to
>>> make the differences more apparent ?
>>>
>>> --
>>> -Thad
>>> http://www.freebase.com/view/en/thad_guidry
>>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Aaron Brown | Senior Product Manager | Google, Inc. | New York, NY
>



-- 
-Thad
http://www.freebase.com/view/en/thad_guidry
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