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RE: An HL7 RIM navigation language based on SPARQL?

From: Mead, Charlie (NIH/NCI) [C] <meadch@mail.nih.gov>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2012 13:59:15 -0400
To: "Peter.Hendler@kp.org" <Peter.Hendler@kp.org>
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A visual representation of the underlying RIM/MIF ontology -- and probably an equivalent SNOMED ontology -- could be helpful, however not as a "special" language, but rather as a more friendly view of SPARQL constructs. So, I would think that a formal RIMQL would be a dead end unless it was a pretty face on the relevant SPARQL constructs that emerged from the "O-RIM" (full OWL/RDF representation of the MIF).

My 2c.

From: Peter.Hendler@kp.org [Peter.Hendler@kp.org]
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2012 1:15 PM
To: Mead, Charlie (NIH/NCI) [C]
Cc: eric@w3.org; helena.deus@deri.org; kerstin.l.forsberg@gmail.com; LINMD.SIMON@mcrf.mfldclin.edu; mscottmarshall@gmail.com; public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org; ratnesh.sahay@deri.org
Subject: An HL7 RIM navigation language based on SPARQL?

Mainly for Charlie and Eric but anyone who knows RIM.

There has been talk off and on for ever about a Domain Specific Language for navigating RIM like graphs of data.  Seems to me SPARQL can already do that.
But SPARQL is too much to teach clinicians.  So you could have a RIM specific DSL that is like a RIMQL.  It could be nothing more than a thin layer on top of SPARQL.

The clinician writes a RIMQL query, and it turns into SPARQL.  There's no reason you couldn't do that with HL7 FHIR either.


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