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Re: [ontolog-forum] Semantic Enterprise Architecture - Example of Bed vs

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From: Pavithra <pavithra_kenjige@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2010 16:18:47 -0700 (PDT)
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Dr. Berg_Cross and David

After all semantics is about reasoning.

Why do they use the concept of Bed for housing in prison cell  and in Hospital and in Hostels etc  instead of the verbiage cell / room housing etc..

The relationship between a "Bed" and person in Prisons and Hospitals and Hostels are one to one.   Which is used to prove the occupancy.

In Prison, a cell can have multiple inmates ( 0 to many relationships, zero meaning no inmates, may meaning many inmates  on many beds)
In Hospital, each ward or room can have zero to many in patients.
In Hostels each room can have 0 to many hostelites..

How do you used that information for proof existence of the patient and accountability of their presence?

How ever, each prison bed can house only one inmate.  ( bunk beds are considered two beds)
Each bed in a hospital can have only one patient.
Each bed in hostel room can have only one hostelite.

Since each " BED " can house only person, it is used as a proof of existence of a inmate, inpatient or hostelite.    If they are discharged from the bed and prison or hostel, or hospital status of that person changes too.   That person is no  more inmate, no more patient no more hostelite in that particular prison, hospital or hostel.

Such explicit example and Ontology  helps to establish existence of that person in that environment  and provides accurate accountability of the status.

Finally it all adds up to building systems that keep accurate track of inmates, or patients or hostelites.

[ Additiional example of existential theory"
In a  British boarding school  in India,  in addition to beds, a dining chair or spot was assigned too.   So if the dining spot was not  used during meal time, the care taker of student  would know that person was missing during meal time and was interrogated for well being.   lol!  Since each person had a dining table spot, no two spots could be filled by the same person at the same time.  That is how she kept track all the students returning back for each meal and before early dinner time, if one does not return back by dinner time it was cane time  lol!  ].

Again it all adds up to proof of existence and accountability!  Such rules makes it  easy to model for computer programming...  ( for duration,  billing etc etc..)

Such accountability is very important for hospitals and prison.  

Pavithra Kenjige

--- On Sun, 8/22/10, Gary Berg-Cross <gbergcross@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Gary Berg-Cross <gbergcross@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum] Semantic Enterprise Architecture
To: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2010, 2:15 PM

One should mention the TOVE effort going back 15 years ago that
started on abn Organization Ontology for Enterprise  Modelling. It had
Organization Terminology & Axiom.  Michael Gruninger was part of that
effort so it has some rigor.

Doug's prision example of the various semantics underlying the concept
of a "prison bed", I a remined of similar things that went into
information modeling of "hospital bed". There are various bed types
(AdultICU, MedicalSurgical...) bed capacity and availablity are
important aggregrates  of the institution etc.

The OASIS Emergency Data Exchange Language (EDXL) Hospital AVailability Exchange
(HAVE) Version 1.0 had 9 types of beds described this way:

AdultICU - Capacity status for adult ICU bed type.
• These can support critically ill or injured patients, including
ventilator support.
• This category includes all major subtypes of ICU beds, including neuro,
cardiac, trauma, or medical, with the exception that this category does not
include burn ICU beds.

2. PediatricICU
• Capacity status for pediatric ICU beds. This is similar to adult ICU beds, but
for patients 17-years-old and younger.

3. NeonatalICU
• Capacity status for nenonatal ICU beds.

4. EmergencyDepartment
• Capacity status for beds within the Emergency Department used for acute

5. NurseryBeds
• Capacity Status for Neonatal or newborn care beds including all bed types
other than Neonatal ICU

6. MedicalSurgical - Capacity status for medical-surgical beds.
• These are also thought of as ward beds.
• These beds may or may not include cardiac telemetry capability
7. RehabLongTermCare – Capacity Status for Rehabilitation/Long term care beds.
• Beds designated as long term care rehabilitation. These do not include floor

8. Burn - Capacity status for burn beds.
• These are thought of as burn ICU beds, either approved by the American
Burn Association or self-designated.
• These beds are NOT to be included in other ICU bed counts.

9. Pediatrics

Gary Berg-Cross,Ph.D.
gbergcross@xxxxxxxxx      http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?GaryBergCross
SOCoP Executive Secretary
Knowledge Strategies
Semantic Technology
Potomac, MD

On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 1:15 PM, Doug McDavid <dougmcdavid@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Sorry Chris, if I'm old, you're old.  You're just in denial (you know, that
> river in Egypt) :)
> On Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 9:02 AM, Christopher Menzel <cmenzel@xxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>> On Aug 22, 2010, at 9:46 AM, Doug McDavid <dougmcdavid@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> You know, I wonder if it's time to dust off IDEF5 -- the ontology aspect
>> of the IDEF universe.
>> Now there's a blast from the past.
>> There is some wisdom out there that the old boys thought of, back in the
>> day.
>> I like to think so. ;-)  Although none of us who worked on it are all that
>> old... :-/
>> -chris

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