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Re: NDF-RT and Canada

From: Richard Boyce <rdb20@pitt.edu>
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 20:08:54 -0400
Message-ID: <523CE396.6000706@pitt.edu>
To: "public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, Marc Dumontier <marc@mdumontier.com>
Hi Marc,

Attached is a script that will get all DDIs from NDF-RT using a query to 
the Bioportal SPARQL endpoint. The data is output to as a dictionary to 
a Python pickle. wrt mapping, one thing I know about NDF-RT is it uses 
salt forms as the primary label for many of its drugs so mapping  
requires a bit of careful thought. If DPD is mapped to FDA UNII or 
RxNORM (active ingredients) than I would see if I can use queries to 
RxNorm (SQL) to complete the mapping because it appears to be complete 
as evidenced by RxNav.

kind regards,

On 09/20/2013 10:11 AM, Marc Dumontier wrote:
> Hi
> Is anyone aware of any open work done on querying data out of NDF-RT, 
> or some informative literature on anyone mapping Canadian drugs to it?
> I've been asked to match as many Canadian drugs from the Health Canada 
> Drug Product Database (DPD) to equivalent formulations in the NDF-RT
> Once I have those mappings, I will need to query for the drug 
> interactions within, and probably expose some of the other linkages, 
> but the initial goal is is get the drug interactions.
> I've loaded the OWL release in Apache Jena with no problem, and 
> started writing some very basic SPARQL queries. I will need help 
> stepping them up :)
> Thanks
> -- 
> Marc Dumontier
> 519-584-5601
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Richard D Boyce, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Faculty, Geriatric Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Gero-Informatics Research and Training Program
University of Pittsburgh
Office: 412-648-9219
Twitter: @bhaapgh

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