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NCBO Webinar: Chimezie Ogbuji, Oct. 5 @ 10am PT

From: Trish Whetzel <plwhetzel@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2011 23:37:30 -0700
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The next NCBO Webinar will be presented by Chimezie Ogbuji from Case Western
Research University School of Medicine on "Automated extraction of
domain-specific clinical ontologies" at 10:00am PT, Wednesday, October 5.
Below is information on how to join the online meeting via WebEx and
accompanying teleconference. For the full schedule of the NCBO Webinar
presentations see: http://www.bioontology.org/webinar-series.

A significant set of challenges in the use of large, source ontologies in
the medical domain include: automated translation, customization of source
ontologies, and performance issues associated with the use of logical
reasoning systems to interpret the meaning of a domain captured in a formal
knowledge representation. SNOMED-CT and FMA are two reference ontologies
that cover much of the domain of clinical medicine and motivate a better
means for the re-use of such ontologies. In this presentation, the author
will present a set of automated methods (and tools) for segmenting, merging,
and surveying modules extracted from these ontologies for a specific domain.

Chimezie is a senior research associate in the Clinical Investigations
Department of the Case Western Research University School of Medicine where
he is responsible for managing, developing, and implementing Clinical and
Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) projects as well as clinical,
biomedical, and administrative informatics projects for the Case
Comprehensive Cancer Center.

His research interests are in applied ontology, knowledge representation,
content repository infrastructure, and medical informatics. He has a BS in
computer engineering from the University of Illinois and is a part-time PhD
student in the Case Western School of Engineering. He most recently appeared
as a guest editor in IEEE Internet Computing's special issue on Personal
Health Records in the August 2011 edition.

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Trish Whetzel, PhD
Outreach Coordinator
The National Center for Biomedical Ontology
Ph: 650-721-2378

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