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Re: Merging Databases

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 21:29:00 +0100
Message-ID: <4A64D38C.9020005@openlinksw.com>
To: Oktie Hassanzadeh <oktie@cs.toronto.edu>
CC: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>, Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, Anja Jentzsch <anja@anjeve.de>
Oktie Hassanzadeh wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 8:40 AM, Alan Ruttenberg
> <alanruttenberg@gmail.com> wrote:
>   
>> On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 7:14 AM, Hugh Glaser<hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:
>>     
>>> And just in case you haven't found it, a load of these hard-won equivalences are collected together at sameas.org, such as
>>> http://sameas.org/?uri=http://data.linkedct.org/resource/intervention/51572
>>>       
>> Caveat emptor, some of these hard won equivalences will be hard
>> losses. The sameAs assertions are incorrect. They equate a description
>> of the values of an independent variable in a clinical study to one of
>> the drugs administered in the intervention, the drug Ramelteon.
>>
>> "Subjects demonstrating low sleep efficiencies and prolonged sleep
>> latencies, will be randomly assigned to continue to receive SHI
>> accompanied by either placebo or Ramelteon (8 mg). Matching placebo
>> will be obtained and the medication pre-packaged and ordered based on
>> the randomization results"
>>
>>     
>
> Thanks for pointing this out. I agree that for this case, sameAs is an
> incorrect type for the links to other drug sources since intervention
> is not necessarily a drug, and has a description associated with it.
> We should treat drug as an entity for the sameAs links to make more
> sense. I'm working on this and will let you all know once I update the
> data source.
>   
Oktie,

All of us that are consuming the Linked Open Drug Data (LODD) really 
need to be notified. I am a little shocked that this anomaly (as 
identified by Alan) exists re. use of "owl:sameAs" in the current data 
set release.

Kingsley
>   
>> It is not straightforward to figure this out, either - there is no
>> obvious backlink that leads you back from
>> http://data.linkedct.org/resource/intervention/51572 to the source of
>> the information http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00576927
>> where the quote used as the value of linkedct:description is found.
>>
>>     
>
> I will look into this as well. There might be a problem with the
> version of the data source I've used, although the HTML pages have the
> association between the intervention and the trial now.
>
>
> Thanks,
> Oktie
>
>   
>> While a person browsing this will be able to disambiguate, if you
>> depend on these equivalences for any sort of reasoning you will land
>> up dubious conclusions.
>>
>> -Alan
>>
>>
>>
>>     
>>> Hugh
>>>
>>> On 20/07/2009 05:03, "Oktie Hassanzadeh" <oktie@cs.toronto.edu> wrote:
>>>
>>> On Sun, Jul 19, 2009 at 9:00 PM, Amrapali Zaveri <amrapali.zaveri@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> I am attempting to merge 3 databases: (i) Clinicaltrials.gov <http://clinicaltrials.gov/>  , (ii) Geonames <http://www.geonames.org/>  , (iii) FDA <http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/InformationOnDrugs/ucm135162.htm>  based on ontologies.
>>>
>>> There are RDF Triples already defined for (i) http://linkedct.org/index.html and there is already an ontology present for (ii) http://www.geonames.org/ontology/ . However, there is no ontology present for    the FDA database. The field "Zip Code" is common for all the three databases.
>>>
>>>
>>> If the FDA datasets are not published as RDF yet, we can certainly take the lead in publishing them as a part of the Linking Open Drug Data [1] project.
>>>
>>> [1] http://esw.w3.org/topic/HCLSIG/LODD
>>>
>>> LinkedCT already provides links to Geonames, but please let me know if you see any missing links.
>>>
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Oktie
>>>
>>>
>>> Could anyone suggest possibilities of how to merge the three databases, based on ontologies?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Regards,
>>> Amrapali J Zaveri
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>       
>
>
>   


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