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Re: Yosemite Manifesto on RDF as a Universal Healthcare Exchange Language

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2013 16:37:59 -0400
Message-ID: <51B244A7.5080109@dbooth.org>
To: Michael Brunnbauer <brunni@netestate.de>
CC: Peter.Hendler@kp.org, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org, semantic-web@w3.org
On 06/07/2013 01:40 PM, Michael Brunnbauer wrote:>
 > I think life sciences have been early adopters for a while so this may
 > be a bit of preaching to the converted :-)

I sure hope so!  :)

On 06/07/2013 02:00 PM, Michael Brunnbauer wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 07, 2013 at 10:44:55AM -0700, Peter.Hendler@kp.org wrote:
>> We'll still argue about whether we use SNOMED roles, make HL7 rim classes
>> and roles or openEHR or something else.
>
> Asking for a single extensive ontology about the world - or even about a
> limited subject - that suits all needs is a bit naive.

Agreed.  That's why RDF approach that is advocated does not make that 
assumption.

>
> The nice thing about RDF is that you can have all of them in a single triple
> store, map them onto each other and make up your own roles if none of them
> suit you.

Exactly.  The Yosemite Manifesto at http://goo.gl/mBUrZ was 
intentionally kept simple, but the issue of how semantic alignment can 
be achieved was also addressed in the workshop.  See slides at:
http://dbooth.org/2013/semtech/slides/03-DavidBooth-rdf-as-universal.pdf

All slides from the workshop, and some videos of the workshop that were 
kindly made by Tom Munnecke -- Thank you Tom! -- are available at:
http://dbooth.org/2013/semtech/

David
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