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RE: SenseLab note: some updates

From: <kc28@email.med.yale.edu>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 20:27:53 -0400
To: "Kashyap, Vipul" <VKASHYAP1@PARTNERS.ORG>
Cc: Nigam Shah <nigam@stanford.edu>, Kei Cheung <kei.cheung@yale.edu>, Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>, Matthias Samwald <samwald@gmx.at>, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Message-id: <1212107273.483f4a09b7da1@webmail.med.yale.edu>

In the context of neuroscience, I hope things like "long-term depression"
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-term_depression) won't get the system
confused. By the way, in mammalian phenotype ontology, there is a term called
"reduced long-term depression"


Quoting "Kashyap, Vipul" <VKASHYAP1@PARTNERS.ORG>:

> > Why can't we let the doctor just type "left femur fracture" and
> > decompose this into fracture (site = femur, laterality = left). There
> > is a lot of debate on pre vs post co-ordination but very little work
> > to actually bridge the two paradigms... either at acquisition time or
> > post-hoc (such as that for mouse phenotypes).
> There are two issues here:
> 1. Need to do NLP/UMLS/MetaMap to identify concepts, lateralities and sites
> 2. Need to identify an appropriate parsing -- there might be multiple
> 3. Need to map into an appropriate pre-coordinated expression... This is
> where
> OWL comes in...
> 4. Requires an underlying ontology, e.g., disease, laterality, site, etc.
> As you can see it's not an easy problem :-)
> ---Vipul
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