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Subject: RE: [ihc] FW: [cam] CAM, understanding, wording and semantic dispersion


The recorded webcast is now online -

Knowledge in Service to Health: Leveraging Knowledge for Modern Science

Monday, February 06, 2006
Total Running Time: 03:34:54
and the individual PPTs here:

Enjoy, DW

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Subject: [ihc] FW: [cam] CAM, understanding, wording and semantic
From: "Brett Trusko" <brett.trusko@oasis-open.org>
Date: Thu, February 09, 2006 11:16 am
To: <ihc@lists.oasis-open.org>

   From: David RR Webber (XML) [mailto:david@drrw.info] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 6:46 AM
To: cam@lists.oasis-open.org
Cc: bcm@lists.oasis-open.org; ebsoa@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: [cam] CAM, understanding, wording and semantic dispersion   
 I attended presentations here at NIH yesterday on the subject of
knowledge management and Dr Barend Mons from the Netherlands said
something very suscinct that encapsulates what I believe the whole CAM
and prior work on BRIM is quintessentially focused on achieving: 
 The challenge is to normalize the semantic dispersion between
information points and the associated processing systems. 
 Aligned with this is the fact that the KM community has also settled on
using the UID concept to solve the riddle of semantic interoperability
of terms, along with creating authoritative sources to manage those
reference codelists.  They realized that word based systems are not
enough since synonyms, homonyms and acronyms are too problematic: 
 e.g. Homonyms 
 PSA Prostate Specific Antigen 
 alpha-2,8-PolySialic Acid 
 Polymeric SilicicAcid 
 Partial Sensory Agnosia 
 Poultry Science Association 
 So while KM information alignment is mostly the domain of OWL,
ontologies and such - there is a common thread revolving around
registry use and establishing a common vocabulary. 
 I have updated the Kavi CAM welcome text to include this notion - my
thanks to Dr Mons - and BTW - his presentations are well worth a look -
just Google on his name - that in an of itself is an impressive instance
of leveraging a unique knowledge identifier!! ; -) 
 Enjoy, DW
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