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Re: Providing a context for RDF

From: June Kinoshita <junekino@media.mit.edu>
Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2006 16:52:07 -0500
Message-Id: <715C342C-AA7E-48E4-9FE1-294CC9AF7180@media.mit.edu>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
To: "M. Scott Marshall" <marshall@science.uva.nl>

Hi everyone,

Please take a look at www.alzforum.org, the Alzheimer Research Forum  
web site. This is a "knowledge hub" focusing on Alzheimer disease  
research and related major neurodegenerative diseases, including  
Parkinson's, Huntington's, ALS, prion diseases, etc. There are dozens  
of potential use cases involving data that we curate on this site and  
data that we link to (or would like to) to semantically enrich  
Alzforum data. We work very closely with scientists (primarily in  
Boston) and collaborate with Tim Clark's group at MGH on the SWAN  


On Mar 7, 2006, at 5:46 PM, M. Scott Marshall wrote:

> Dear All,
> In the BIORDF teleconference on Monday March 6, 2006, we  
> established the desire to "ground" eventual demo(s) in a specific  
> research question or "application". Ideally, an experimental  
> context would focus Data-to-RDF translation activities within a  
> particular use case. For example, a *specific* research or clinical  
> question could lead to the data integration of the specific  
> datasets needed to address the question and thus allow us to  
> proceed with the minimal semantics needed to "cover" the question  
> utilizing the select datasets. Such a data integration experiment  
> could lead to a demo.
> Noting that neuroscience has a strong representation in HCLSIG, a  
> research question in that area should have a wide appeal. Some  
> people with expertise/research on Huntington's Disease (HD) are in  
> or associated with the BIORDF group, including the University of  
> Amsterdam[1] and Joanne Luciano, who also performed HD research in  
> recent years.
> Our question is whether there are others associated with HCLSIG  
> that have knowledge of or ties to active research in HD that would  
> make their scientific expertise available to HCLSIG (and BIORDF, in  
> particular). Or is there active research in other areas through  
> HCLSIG association (Alzheimer's or Parkinson's for example) that  
> would make their expertise available, have the appropriate coverage  
> in available datasets and would therefore make a better context for  
> the demo?  The BioRDF group seeks suggestions and input from the  
> broader HCLSIG community. One important factor in the choice of use  
> case question is an understanding of and access to data that we can  
> use to ask meaningful questions.
> We would like to discuss this issue during the HCLSIG  
> teleconference on Thursday.
> -scott
> [1] http://integrativebioinformatics.nl/projects/hd/huntingtons.html
Received on Wednesday, 8 March 2006 21:52:29 UTC

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