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Re: OpenDDx project

From: Jack Park <jackpark@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2012 08:07:27 -0700
Message-ID: <CACeHAVBPnM31DVzqKYJU+VEtgMg70ikTLK=LZe6C38a-F2C4gw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alejandro Rodríguez González <alejandro.rod.gnz@gmail.com>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org, semantic-web@w3.org, public-lod@w3.org, Cam Webb <cwebb@oeb.harvard.edu>
If I may,  I wish to offer a view to a possible expansion of the scope
of this important project.

In a paper "Just for me: topic maps and ontologies"
http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2096517 (and available as a pdf
online at citeseer)
Adam Cheyer and I tell about an approach to expanding the DARPA
project CALO's capabilities by wrapping CALO's ontology with a topic
map:

"The development of the IRIS semantic desktop platform has provided
illumination of some important issues associated with the collection
and manipulation of knowledge assets that are organized by an
ontology. We explore those issues related to the personalization of
the workspace and of the knowledge assets manipulated by IRIS users.
We show that a topic map can provide a necessary mediation between the
formal organization provided by an ontology to serve the needs of
semantic interoperability between workstations and the individual's
need to personalize the workspace in a just for me fashion."

In my thesis proposal found at
http://kmi.open.ac.uk/publications/techreport/kmi-10-01 I enumerate
issues and solutions related to the sensemaking behind the fabrication
and maintenance of knowledge federations such as proposed here.

All that to suggest that there are emerging open source projects which
can be applied to the federation of biomedical information resources
at all levels. I'm happy to contribute where I can.

Jack

On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 3:19 AM, Alejandro Rodríguez González
<alejandro.rod.gnz@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear colleagues,
>
> I want to introduce you the OpenDDx project.
>
> OpenDDx is a project which aims to create an open, reliable and global
> database that associates clinical findings with diseases, something that we
> consider that will be very useful for medical researchers and practitioners.
> The main technological cornerstone in which will be based this project are
> the semantic technologies. I attach in this email the main url of the
> project [1] where you can find more information such as concept document
> [2], initial blog post [3] done by Dr. Campbell O. Webb, the precursor of
> this project, or the mailing list [4] where we are discussing about the
> project.
>
> We are seeking for people interested in the development of this project that
> can provide new ideas to the current model that Dr. Webb already have
> developed or interact in the mailing list providing new points of view,
> ideas, or opinions.
>
> Warm regards,
>
> Alejandro Rodríguez
>
> [1] http://openddx.net/
> [2]
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T05Ao-7uVtOW0rjn_qZray9DK5VtJiIoZ7aU7Q6tA8k/edit
> [3] http://camwebb.info/blog/2012-03-14/
> [4] http://lists.openddx.net/listinfo.cgi/oddx-design-openddx.net
>
> --
> Dr. Alejandro Rodríguez González - PhD
>
> Bioinformatics at Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics UPM-INIA
> Polytechnic University of Madrid
> http://www.alejandrorg.com
> Phone: +34 914524900 . Ext: 25550
>
>
> Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box. -
> Italian proverb
>
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