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

From: Michael Brunnbauer <brunni@netestate.de>
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2013 16:21:03 +0200
To: Daniel Rubin <dlrubin@stanford.edu>
Cc: 'David Booth' <david@dbooth.org>, Peter.Hendler@kp.org, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org, semantic-web@w3.org
Message-ID: <20130608142103.GA27133@netestate.de>

Hello Daniel,

On Sat, Jun 08, 2013 at 06:19:51AM -0700, Daniel Rubin wrote:
> This looks like nice work. Any publications from your group on it?

We have submitted a paper for the ODLS workshop in September - it would
probably not be nice to the organizers to publish it before.

> What are the use cases that motivated it?

The power of SPARQL compared to the limited querying functionality of
DICOM - especially for research in a big archive.

> A challenge is that many of the
> field values in DICOM, being strings, lack explicit semantics..

Like this one ?

0018,0015: Body Part Examined, Text description of the part of the body

This particular example looks like a solveable challenge for anyone working
with the data. Other "free style" fields may be more challenging but there
are also a lot of fields with explicit semantics.


Michael Brunnbauer

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