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

From: Thad Guidry <thadguidry@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 14:50:50 -0500
Message-ID: <CAChbWaOLjdb4pwHeesn1z3zp1=6GCBcCzy8va=VK2yzpTdHTuQ@mail.gmail.com>
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Better.  Although both examples given are of the "skeletal" system, scapula
and vertebrae . My understanding was that something like SuperficialAnatomy
could cover ALL types of anatomical systems.  That was the original intent
of the type, Correct ?

Here's the thing... in my mind I was actually thinking of showing differing
anatomy examples.  Like the median cubital (vein) used in phlebotomy.  What
characteristics of the median cubital (vein)
http://schemaorg-medicalext.appspot.com/Vein could be observed as being
SuperficialAnatomy ?  I do like the scapula example over the vertebrae, btw.

After shoring that up... I would say it's good enough for promotion.

On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 2:21 PM, Aaron Brown <abbrown@google.com> wrote:

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


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-Thad
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