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

From: Daniel Rubin <rubin@med.stanford.edu>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 09:20:16 -0700
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To: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>, public-semweb-lifesci hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

I might be able to help. But I don't seem able to access the URL you provide.



Daniel Rubin, MD, MS
Clinical Asst. Professor, Radiology
Research Scientist, Stanford Medical Informatics
Scientific Director, National Center of Biomedical Ontology
MSOB X-215
Stanford, CA 94305

At 10:55 PM 6/26/2007, Alan Ruttenberg wrote:

>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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