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Re: JSON-LD for emerging healthcare standard (FHIR)?

From: Martynas Jusevičius <martynas@graphity.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:22:22 +0100
Message-ID: <CAE35VmyXfsUbQ=WEALmMoqsmt97FX=YNznhQV0u_zm6=GYnVQg@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Cc: semantic-web <semantic-web@w3.org>
It might be only me, but I don't understand: why is JSON-LD being
pushed as a first-class thing now, and RDF only mention in passing?

Haven't people learned the lesson about conflating serializations with
data models back in the time of RDF/XML?

On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 8:30 PM, David Booth <david@dbooth.org> wrote:
> FYI.  Replies to public-linked-json@w3.org please.
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: JSON-LD for emerging healthcare standard (FHIR)?
> Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:29:24 -0500
> From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
> To: public-linked-json@w3.org
> Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is an
> emerging healthcare standard being developed at HL7 that
> is gaining lots of momentum, and currently has both XML
> and JSON representations.  A joint HL7-W3C work group[1]
> has been formed to promote the use of RDF for healthcare
> information interoperability, and we've been investigating
> the potential use of JSON-LD for FHIR instead of plain JSON,
> so that the same FHIR JSON-LD messages could be automatically
> interpretable both as plain JSON and as RDF (because JSON-LD
> is both JSON and an RDF serialization).
> This is potentially a fantastic opportunity to get JSON-LD
> adopted in healthcare IT.  *However*, if the draft standards for
> FHIR JSON are to be changed to specify JSON-LD, the proposed
> changes need to be made ASAP -- in the next 2-3 weeks --
> before the FHIR standardization effort gets too far along.
> I have started investigating the technical impact of switching
> to JSON-LD -- see my interim report[2] -- but I'm running
> into some issues around scoping and identifiers that I'm not
> sure of the best way to solve.  I'm not a JSON-LD expert,
> so I'm concerned that in my ignorance I may miss an important
> potential solution.
> Would anyone who is JSON-LD savvy be willing to help on this?
> You do NOT need to know FHIR or anything about healthcare IT,
> but your JSON-LD insight would be very helpful.
> Thanks!
> David Booth
> 1. http://wiki.hl7.org/index.php?title=RDF_for_Semantic_Interoperability
> 2. http://dbooth.org/2015/fhir/json-ld/fhir-in-json-ld.pdf
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