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RE: Any takers for reviewing and presenting to group evaluation of open source drug database?

From: Bevil, Mike <mike_bevil@merck.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 08:08:40 -0400
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To: "Alan Ruttenberg" <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>, "public-semweb-lifesci hcls" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>


I would be interested in collaborating with you on this. Please feel
free to contact me directly and we can discuss. 

Best Regards,
Mike Bevil

Manager, Web and Database Technology Innovation
Merck Research Laboratories
Research Information Services

770 Sumneytown Pike, West Point, PA 19486

telephone: 215.652.2134
interoffice: WP1-9 1157
email: mike_bevil@merck.com

-----Original Message-----
From: public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Alan
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 1:56 AM
To: public-semweb-lifesci hcls
Subject: Any takers for reviewing and presenting to group evaluation of
open source drug database?

The DrugDB database, http://www.e-mds.com/solutions/drug_database/ 
drugdb.html is open source, and I have applied and received access to  
it. The initial format is Microsoft SQL Server backup file, and Colin  
Knep from the Alzforum has kindly converted it to MySQL, so it can  
either be loaded into MySQL or parsed as text (lots of SQL inserts).

The goal of the evaluation is to review the contents of the database  
and the data model and present it to the group (or find adequate  
existing documentation on this), as a preliminary to evaluating  
whether we should convert it into RDF. Someone familiar with what is  
available in current drug databases and able to assess the quality  
and thoroughness of the contents would be very helpful in this effort.

Let me know if you are interested, and I can give access to the files  
(assuming you accept the terms of the license)


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