Towards Clinical Intelligence with SADI Semantic Web services

A case study with hospital-acquired infections data

Alexandre Riazanov, Artjom Klein, Arash Shaban-Nejad, Gregory W. Rose, Alan J. Forster, David L. Buckeridge, Christopher J.O. Baker

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Abstract

Clinical Intelligence, as a research and engineering discipline, is dedicated to the development of tools for data analysis for the purposes of clinical research, surveillance and rational health care management. Ad hoc querying of clinical data is one desirable type of functionality. Since most of the data is currently stored in relational or similar form, ad hoc querying is problematic as it requires specialised technical skills and the knowledge of particular data schemas. A possible solution is semantic querying where the user formulates queries in terms of domain ontologies that are much easier to navigate and comprehend than data schemas. Existing approaches to semantic querying of relational data, based on declarative semantic mappings from data schemas to ontologies, such as RDFizing and query rewriting, cannot cope with situations when some computation is required to turn relational data into RDF or OWL, e. g., to implement temporal reasoning. In this paper, we are exploring the possibility of using SADI Semantic Web services for semantic querying of clinical data and report preliminary progress on prototyping a semantic querying infrastructure for the surveillance of, and research on hospital-acquired infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication4th International Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for the Life Sciences, SWAT4LS 2011
Pages106-113
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 24 2012
Event4th Semantic Web Applications and Tools for the Life Sciences, SWAT4LS 2011 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Dec 7 2011Dec 9 2011

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

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Other4th Semantic Web Applications and Tools for the Life Sciences, SWAT4LS 2011
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period12/7/1112/9/11

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Semantic Web
Web services
Semantics
Ontology
Health care

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Riazanov, A., Klein, A., Shaban-Nejad, A., Rose, G. W., Forster, A. J., Buckeridge, D. L., & Baker, C. J. O. (2012). Towards Clinical Intelligence with SADI Semantic Web services: A case study with hospital-acquired infections data. In 4th International Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for the Life Sciences, SWAT4LS 2011 (pp. 106-113). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). https://doi.org/10.1145/2166896.2166923

Towards Clinical Intelligence with SADI Semantic Web services : A case study with hospital-acquired infections data. / Riazanov, Alexandre; Klein, Artjom; Shaban-Nejad, Arash; Rose, Gregory W.; Forster, Alan J.; Buckeridge, David L.; Baker, Christopher J.O.

4th International Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for the Life Sciences, SWAT4LS 2011. 2012. p. 106-113 (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Riazanov, A, Klein, A, Shaban-Nejad, A, Rose, GW, Forster, AJ, Buckeridge, DL & Baker, CJO 2012, Towards Clinical Intelligence with SADI Semantic Web services: A case study with hospital-acquired infections data. in 4th International Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for the Life Sciences, SWAT4LS 2011. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, pp. 106-113, 4th Semantic Web Applications and Tools for the Life Sciences, SWAT4LS 2011, London, United Kingdom, 12/7/11. https://doi.org/10.1145/2166896.2166923
Riazanov A, Klein A, Shaban-Nejad A, Rose GW, Forster AJ, Buckeridge DL et al. Towards Clinical Intelligence with SADI Semantic Web services: A case study with hospital-acquired infections data. In 4th International Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for the Life Sciences, SWAT4LS 2011. 2012. p. 106-113. (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). https://doi.org/10.1145/2166896.2166923
Riazanov, Alexandre ; Klein, Artjom ; Shaban-Nejad, Arash ; Rose, Gregory W. ; Forster, Alan J. ; Buckeridge, David L. ; Baker, Christopher J.O. / Towards Clinical Intelligence with SADI Semantic Web services : A case study with hospital-acquired infections data. 4th International Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for the Life Sciences, SWAT4LS 2011. 2012. pp. 106-113 (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series).
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