Nov 21, 2014; iDASH External Webinar; Nigam Shah

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Generating Practice-based Evidence from Electronic Health Records Nigam Shah Stanford University Abstract: In the era of Electronic Health Records, it is possible to examine the outcomes of decisions made by doctors during clinical practice to identify patterns of care—generating evidence from the collective experience of patients. We will discuss methods that transform unstructured patient notes into a de-identified, temporally ordered, patient-feature matrix. We will then review...

Dec 4, 2014; Informatics Journal Club; Yves Lussier

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Challenges and remediation for Patient Safety Indicators in the transition to ICD-10-CM. Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25186492 Boyd AD, Yang YM, Li J, Kenost C, Burton MD, Becker B, Lussier YA. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Sep 3. pii: amiajnl-2013-002491. doi: 10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002491 Yves Lussier University of Arizona Reporting of hospital adverse events relies on Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition,...

SWIB14 - Richard Wallis - Entification: The Route to 'Useful' Library Data

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Linked Data is all about identifying 'things' then describing them and their relationships in a web of other 'things', or entities. Many library linked data initiatives have focused on directly transforming records into RDF with little linking between the shared concepts captured within those records or to external authoritative representations of the same things. The British Library, with a linked data version of the British National Bibliography, was an early pioneer in attempting to model...

SWIB14 - Cristina Sarasua - Supporting Data Interlinking in Semantic Libraries with Microtask Crowdsourcing

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Semantic Web technologies enable the integration of distributed data sets curated by different organisations and with different purposes. Descriptions of particular resources (e.g. events, persons or images) are connected through links that explicitly state the relationship between them. Connecting data of similar or disparate domains, libraries can offer a more extensive and detailed information to their visitors, while librarians have better documentation in their cataloguing activities....

SWIB14 - Dan Whaley - All knowledge, annotated

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This August the W3C chartered the Web Annotation Working Group, based around an RDF data model called Open Annotation, which is rapidly being integrated into new open source tools and software libraries and adopted by a diverse cross-section of scholars, scientists, educators and others. The potential is to create a new layer over the web as we know it, enabling a rich set of interactive capabilities that until now have not been possible. This talk will provide an overview of the history...

SWIB14 - Thomas Baker / Osma Suominen - Turning three overlapping thesauri into a Global Agricultural Concept Scheme

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AGROVOC Concept Scheme, CAB Thesaurus (CABT), and NAL Thesaurus (NALT) largely overlap in scope (agriculture and agricultural research). This duplication is both inefficient for their maintainers and constitutes a barrier to searching across databases indexed with their terms. Common representation in SKOS makes mapping easier, but it would in principle be more efficient to merge the thesauri into one shared concept scheme to be jointly maintained by the three organizations. A feasibility...