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  • Linked Datain Healthcare

    James G. Boram Kimjgkim@jayg.org

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    and Life Sciences

  • IntroductionThe mission of the Semantic Web Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group (HCLS IG) is to develop, advocate for, andsupport the use of Semantic Web technologies across health care, life sciences, clinical research and translational medicine.These domains stand to gain tremendous benefit from intra- and inter-domain application of Semantic Web technologies asthey depend on the interoperability of information from many disciplines. Please see the accompanying Use Cases andRationale document.

    The group will:

    Continue to develop high level (e.g. TMO) and architectural (e.g. SWAN) vocabularies.Implement proof-of-concept demonstrations and industry-ready code.Document guidelines to accelerate the adoption of the technology.Disseminate information about the group's work at government, industry, academic events and by participating incommunity initiatives.

    ParticipationCommunications of the HCLS IG are public. This includes public meeting records and access to the archives of the public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org mailing list.

    The HCLS IG welcomes active participation from representatives of W3C Member organizations. If you are part of a W3CMember organization, please verify or create your W3C web account, then ask your Advisory Committe representative(member-only) to join the HCLS IG and nominate you to participate. More detailed instructions are available.

    LINKSLINKS

    Interest Group links:Group CharterPublic Wiki pageInstructions on joining the IGParticipants:

    organizationspersons (member only link)

    Mailing list archives

    DOCUMENTSDOCUMENTS

    Emerging practices for mapping andlinking life sciences data using RDF A case seriesOntology of Rhetorical Blocks (ORB)Semantically enabling

    SEMANTIC WEB HEALTH CARE AND LIFE SCIENCES (HCLS) INTEREST GROUPSEMANTIC WEB HEALTH CARE AND LIFE SCIENCES (HCLS) INTEREST GROUP

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  • IntroductionThe mission of the Semantic Web Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group (HCLS IG) is to develop, advocate for, andsupport the use of Semantic Web technologies across health care, life sciences, clinical research and translational medicine.These domains stand to gain tremendous benefit from intra- and inter-domain application of Semantic Web technologies asthey depend on the interoperability of information from many disciplines. Please see the accompanying Use Cases andRationale document.

    The group will:

    Continue to develop high level (e.g. TMO) and architectural (e.g. SWAN) vocabularies.Implement proof-of-concept demonstrations and industry-ready code.Document guidelines to accelerate the adoption of the technology.Disseminate information about the group's work at government, industry, academic events and by participating incommunity initiatives.

    ParticipationCommunications of the HCLS IG are public. This includes public meeting records and access to the archives of the public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org mailing list.

    The HCLS IG welcomes active participation from representatives of W3C Member organizations. If you are part of a W3CMember organization, please verify or create your W3C web account, then ask your Advisory Committe representative(member-only) to join the HCLS IG and nominate you to participate. More detailed instructions are available.

    LINKSLINKS

    Interest Group links:Group CharterPublic Wiki pageInstructions on joining the IGParticipants:

    organizationspersons (member only link)

    Mailing list archives

    DOCUMENTSDOCUMENTS

    Emerging practices for mapping andlinking life sciences data using RDF A case seriesOntology of Rhetorical Blocks (ORB)Semantically enabling

    SEMANTIC WEB HEALTH CARE AND LIFE SCIENCES (HCLS) INTEREST GROUPSEMANTIC WEB HEALTH CARE AND LIFE SCIENCES (HCLS) INTEREST GROUP

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    Semantic Web for Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group (HCLSIG) Charter

    Contents

    1. Mission Statement

    2. Scope

    3. Duration

    4. Deliverables

    5. Relationship with Other Activities

    6. Interest Group Participation

    7. Meetings

    8. Group Communications

    9. Patent Disclosures

    Mission Statement

    The Semantic Web for Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group (HCLSIG) is chartered to develop and support the use of Semantic Webtechnologies to improve collaboration, research and development, and innovation adoption in the of Health Care and Life Science domains. Success inthese domains depends on a foundation of semantically rich system, process and information interoperability. To these ends, the HCLSIG will focus onthe development of use cases that illustrate the business value of Semantic Web technology adoption, core vocabularies, guidelines and best practicesregarding unique identifiers, and provide a forum for supporting communication, education, collaboration and implementation. The HCLSIG will alsowork with the other Semantic Web related groups to gather suggestions for further HCLSIG development work. Further, the HCLSIG will provide aforum to support and encourage the use of Semantic Web technologies and foster the growth of interoperable, policy-aware data and databases in theLife Sciences and Health Care industries.

    This work falls within the Technology and Society Domain and is part of W3C's Semantic Web Activity.

    Scope

    The HCLSIG is focused on the use of Semantic Web technologies to better enable interoperability and improve collaboration, research and development,innovation adoption, and data reusability in the health Care and life science domains. Sample areas of work designed to facilitate this goal include:

    Core vocabularies: In order to stimulate cross-community data integration, collaborative efforts are required to define core vocabularies that canbridge data and ontologies developed by individual communities of practice in HCLS. It is expected these vocabularies will be expressed in RDF Schemaand / or OWL to maximize reuse among the community. Example vocabularies include but are not limited to:

    provenance and context: identifying data (e.g. gene banks, protein databases, disease knowledge bases such as SNOMED CT, drug informationknowledge bases, templates for collecting clinical trial data, collections of rules bases comprising clinical decision support logic, etc.) sources,authors, publications names, and collection conditions in HCLS.

    citation: vocabularies for supporting cross-references in publication and other reporting of experimental results in HCLS.

    versioning: vocabularies for expressing change and relationships among changed resources (e.g. experimental data sets, clinical trials data sets,ontologies, etc.) in HCLS.

    cross-mapping: bridging and/or merging of ontologies that could have either overlapping or orthogonal concepts.

    Guidelines and Best Practices for Resource Identification: The Interest Group will provide guideline on how best to identify HCLS resources foruse in the Semantic Web. Implementation issues include:

    referential integrity

    resource identification for existing and future Semantic Web resources

    version control

    presence / absence of semantics

    Scientific and Scholarly Publication: The Interest Group will provide guidelines, suggested best practices, and use of descriptive vocabularies tobetter enable the integration and relationships among people, data, observations, software, collections of algorithms, and scholarly publications / clinicaltrials.

    Duration

    The HCLSIG will be chartered for 2 years, beginning in September 2005.

    Deliverables

    The HCLSIG will provide a forum for supporting, guiding and collecting application and implementation experience, along with business and use casesassociated with using Semantic Web technologies to solve life science and health care problems. The discussion or tools, demonstrations, test suites,validation tools, and developer resources are all within scope of this interest group. More specifically:

    Vocabularies that enable broad application of core Semantic Web technologies in Health Care and Life Sciences, for example: context, provenance,cross-reference, experimental reporting, versioning, and publication. Guidance for how best to express existing ontologies used by this domain interms of Semantic Web technologies are also in scope.

    Implementations of vocabularies and recommendations for demonstration and use in Health Care and Life Sciences applications such as electronichealth record, clinical decision support, drug discovery, clinical trials and translation medicine.

    Use cases, experience reports, guidelines, and best practices for deploying Semantic Web technologies within the Health Care and Life Sciences.

    The convening of workshops and interop events to support the exchange of business cases, lessons learned, and applications / toolkits to furtherdemonstrate potential uses of Semantic Web technologies and capabilities to a broad audience of software developers and IT managers in theHealth Care and Life Science industries.

    Meeting reports, documents and Interest Group minutes will be available from the public HCLSIG home page.

    In order to meet the goal of delivering vocabularies and implementations within the time frame of this charter, the following draft milestones aredefined. A more detailed set of milestones and specific events will be available on the HCLSIG home page.

    January 2006 - Interest Group F2F ; identification of specific tasks to focus on, corresponding task force leaders and expected deliverables.Suggested focus is on 4 month deliverables