W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org > December 2006

Fwd: Another "one" liner

From: Eric Neumann <eneumann@teranode.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 11:18:44 -0500
To: "W3C HCLSIG" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-ID: <4E399E44-97C7-4BD3-B6EA-422C71708991@teranode.com>
For the record...

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "kc28" <kei.cheung@yale.edu>
> Date: December 6, 2006 10:41:08 PM EST
> To: "Alan Ruttenberg" <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
> Cc: "Tim Clark" <twclark@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu>, helen.chen@agfa.com,  
> "Matthias Samwald" <samwald@gmx.at>,  
> bo.h.andersson@astrazeneca.com, canovaj@gmail.com,  
> dirk.colaert@agfa.com, donald.doherty@brainstage.com, "Eric  
> Neumann" <eneumann@teranode.com>, "Ivan Herman" <ivan@w3.org>,  
> "Jonathan A Rees" <jar@mumble.net>, jluciano@cs.man.ac.uk,  
> joerg.hakenberg@biotec.tu-dresden.de, kc28@email.med.yale.edu,  
> kerstin.L.Forsberg@astrazeneca.com, marshall@science.uva.nl,  
> ogbujic@bio.ri.ccf.org, ray.hookway@hp.com, "Susie Stephens"  
> <susie.stephens@oracle.com>, "Vipul Kashyap"  
> <VKASHYAP1@PARTNERS.ORG>, "June Kinoshita"  
> <junekino@media.mit.edu>, "Elizabeth Wu" <ewu@alzforum.org>, "Tonya  
> Hongsermeier" <thongsermeier@partners.org>
> Subject: Re: Another "one" liner
> Hi,
> Sorry, Iím falling behind in terms of answering emails as Iíve been  
> having a very heavy teaching schedule this week (Iím also a little  
> bit sick). Anyway, I received the following one-liners:
> Vipul: Present a vision of the Bench to Bedside and the value  
> proposition provided by SW Technologies through use case examples.
> Ivan and Helen: This is a vision paper for the application of  
> semantic web technology in biomedical research and development.
> Joanne: HCLSIG's role in facilitating the vision of translational  
> medicine (aka bench to bedside)
> Matthias: A paper that is 1/3 about the vision, 1/3 about the work  
> we have done so far and 1/3 a review of our thoughts about the pros/ 
> cons of Semantic Web technologies."
> Scott: A clear report explaining the HCLS mission and progress to  
> date.
> Alan: HCLSIG: Exploring the challenges of using and sharing  
> information in a semantic web connecting the life sciences.
> Based on the above one-liners, I have a question about the  
> following terms:
> bench to bedside
> biomedical
> translational medicine
> Do they mean the same thing? Are they belong to one discipline  
> (http://www.amia.org/meetings/f02/call/intro.html)? For example,  
> when we talk about bench to bedside, are we talking about  
> translational informatics (intersection of bioinformatics and  
> medical informatics) or the range of activities in bioinformatics  
> and medical informatics. My impression is that the type of  
> activities that are going on within HCLS involve bioinformatics,  
> medical informatics and their bridge. So when we use the phrase  
> ďbench to bedsideĒ, I think we should define clearly what it means.
> Personally I prefer a balanced and synergistic approach to  
> describing different aspects of our HCLS group, including mission,  
> vision, progress, use cases, challenges, and semantic web  
> (introduction and strength and weakness). This may help different  
> authors who have different backgrounds/interests to contribute. We  
> can write up to 20 pages (in BMC format). When we talk about  
> vision, I think the vision should not be too ambitious. It should  
> be a deliverable/realistic vision (not a hype) given the strengths  
> and limitations of SW. Itís better to show some results (albeit  
> preliminary) to support our claims. We should avoid making claims  
> that cannot be substantiated. We have about two weeks left.
> Best,
> -Kei
> Alan Ruttenberg wrote:
>> I'm not great with one liners. Perhaps:
>> HCLSIG: Exploring the challenges of using and sharing information  
>> in a semantic web connecting the life sciences.
>> But the paragraph below is a better captures it. Think of it as a  
>> really long line :)
>> (hence the quotes around "one")
>> -Alan
>> On Dec 5, 2006, at 9:22 AM, kc28 wrote:
>>> Hi Alan,
>>> Can you provide a one-line goal also? For example, description of  
>>> HCLS activities in applying semantic web technologies ...
>>> Best,
>>> -Kei
>>> Alan Ruttenberg wrote:
>>>> Here's a story that I think is both representative of who/where  
>>>> we are, and which creates a story that fits into the special issue.
>>>> Everyone in this group is in a science or health care support  
>>>> role of one kind or another. They collect and provide  
>>>> information and strive to make connections across domains  
>>>> because they think it will help work of their group. This paper  
>>>> describes their shared activities in applying semantic web  
>>>> technologies to see if that helps. It describes
>>>> - The domains from which the information comes and the problems  
>>>> trying to be solved
>>>> - Technology and experiments that have been tried to represent,  
>>>> link and manipulate that information
>>>> - Problems that have been encountered, conceptual, social and  
>>>> technical
>>>> - Some of the things that they hope will be possible if/when the  
>>>> program is widely adopted.
>>>> As such it is representative of the challenges that e-science  
>>>> practitioners will need to address when it comes to knowledge  
>>>> sharing and manipulation.

Eric Neumann, PhD
co-chair, W3C Healthcare and Life Sciences,
and Senior Director Product Strategy
Teranode Corporation
411 1st Avenue South, Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98104
+1 (781)856-9132

Received on Thursday, 7 December 2006 16:21:21 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 17:20:21 UTC