Preparation workspace for: Emerging Ontology Showcase - Session-2 - ConferenceCall_2008_10_16    (1N5R)

Organization    (1N5S)

Tentative Schedule    (1N5V)

Titles and Abstracts    (1N63)

Ontologists and Domain Experts focusing on Chronic Wounds : Different Worlds on the Same Planet? - SvenVanPoucke    (1N6R)

Abstract: This session will present the painstaking process of a clinical and scientific community in their effort to quantify the healing of chronic wounds by the deployment of a platform for semantic knowledge extraction.    (1N6S)

The Woundontology Consortium is a semi-open, international, virtual community of practice devoted to advancing the field of research in non-invasive wound assessment by image analysis, ontology and semantic interpretation and knowledge extraction (content-based visual information retrieval).    (1N6T)

Professionals dealing with wound patients make clinical decisions principally, but not solely based on their visual perception. The descriptive analysis of wounds however is poorly standardized and rarely reproducible.    (1N6U)

There is a consensus within the wound care community that a systemic approach to the patient's assessment is necessary to treat a chronic wound ("Look at the whole patient, not just the hole in the patient."). Therefore, digital imaging of wounds constitutes only a small piece of the assessment process. During the assessment of wounds, the experience of the clinician plays a significant role in identifying the actual state of a wound. The assessment is carried out visually and qualitatively based on his-her subjective experience. Therefore, this procedure suffers from potential interpretational variability, lack of comparative analysis, and it is time consuming.    (1N6V)

It is quite interesting to observe that in a era of considerable pressure on economical resources for health care, systems such as the red-yellow-black wound classification system of the wound bed color, their possible relation with a wound healing phase and their possible underlying organic meaning (the nonuniform mixture of black necrotic eschar, yellow necrosis and fibrin (slough), and red granulation tissue, ...), continue to be the cornerstone of clinical guidelines and protocols, and are published by international societies and key opinion leaders without any semantic, ontologic or colorimetric formal description, definition or consensus of the used terminology.    (1N6W)

The GoodRelations Ontology: Making Semantic Web-based E-Commerce a Reality - MartinHepp    (1N64)

Abstract: A promising application domain for Semantic Web technology is the annotation of products and services offerings on the Web so that consumers and enterprises can search for suitable suppliers using products and services ontologies. While there has been substantial progress in developing ontologies for types of products and services, namely eClassOWL, this alone does not provide the representational means required for e-commerce on the Semantic Web. Particularly missing is an ontology that allows describing the relationships between (1) Web resources, (2) offerings made by means of those Web resources, (3) legal entities, (4) prices, (5) terms and conditions, and (6) the aforementioned ontologies for products and services.    (1N65)

In the talk, I will explain the need and potential of the GoodRelations ontology, introduce its key conceptual elements, highlight several lessons learned, and summarize design decisions with respect to to modeling approaches and the appropriate language fragment, which may be relevant for other ontology projects, too.    (1N66)