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Re: [dm-discuss] EAV Model and RDF

From: Adrian Walker <adrianw@snet.net>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 16:37:44 -0400
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Rob --

It's interesting to note that, while EAV uses Entity-Attribute-Value 
triples, the Resource Description Framework (RDF) for the Semantic Web also 
uses triples.

In RDF, the triples are called Subject-Predicate-Object, but the underlying 
idea seems to be the same.

That idea is, of course, to do a bit of second order reasoning using first 
order tools, such as SQL.

                         Cheers,  -- Adrian

References:  EAV  http://ycmi.med.yale.edu/trialdb/
                    RDF  http://www.w3.org/RDF/

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At 07:33 AM 9/18/03 -0700, you wrote:
>Hi elamin,
>go to the NIH's PubMed site (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi)
>and do a search on "Entity attribute value".  you should find many (ca. 16)
>citations.  Then you can go to your local academic medical institution's
>library (assuming you have one close) and photcopy the articles of interest.
>Much of the work in the biomedical domain is being done by prakash nadkarni
>and his group at yale university.  here's a link to the Trialdb project
>which is an application of the EAV model that may be helpful:
>I **love** to here what others in this have to say about this model and the
>challenges it addresses....
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