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Subject: Re: [ihc] FW: [cam] CAM, understanding, wording and semanticdispersion

Thanks Brett,

This is important for the work I'm doing, building both ebXML and 
UDDI Registries of Healthcare and Emergency Management Standards, 
Standards Organizations and Companies that use or whose 
products/services can use these standards as a step toward making it 
easier to adopt standards, sd well as discover and partner with 
others who have adopted standards so that shared services become 
easier to implement in Service-Oriented Architectures.


At 8:16 AM -0800 2/9/06, Brett Trusko wrote:
>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 
>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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