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

From: Aaron Brown <abbrown@google.com>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 12:21:48 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <5njdbsgpl06uedet04fbresa.1338319308875@google.com>
To: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>, public-vocabs@w3.org
Hi Thad, we've updated the SuperficialAnatomy description (
http://schemaorg-medicalext.appspot.com/SuperficialAnatomy) with an example
and some more explanation - hopefully this helps reduce the confusion with
AnatomicalStructure!

--Aaron


On Sun May 20 18:44:29 GMT-400 2012, Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
wrote:

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