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A Semantically-enabled Community Health Portal for Cancer Prevention and Control

McGuinness, Deborah L and Shaikh, Abdul R. and Moser, Richard and Hesse, Bradford W. and Morgan, Glen D. and Augustson, Erik M. and Hunt, Yvonne and Tatalovich, Zaria and Willis, Gordon and Blake, Kelly and Courtney, Paul and Finney, Lila and Sanders, Amy and Ding, Li and Lebo, Tim and McCusker, Jim and Contractor, Noshir and Huang, Yun and Yao, York and Devlin, Hugh (2011) A Semantically-enabled Community Health Portal for Cancer Prevention and Control. pp. 1-3. In: Proceedings of the ACM WebSci'11, June 14-17 2011, Koblenz, Germany.

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We describe our semantically-enabled approach to integrate, visualize, and explore health data. The project was conducted in a trans-disciplinary setting with population and behavioral scientists, social network scientists, data analysts, and computer scientists focused on making complex health-related data available, accessible, and understandable. One of the primary goals was to allow policy makers to explore potential correlations between health-related policies and behavior change. Other goals focused on demonstrating the value of linking open data and semantic technologies for exploration of data by research and consumer audiences. The initial setting includes comparison of smoking prevalence with potentially related data including cigarette taxes, price per pack, and policies limiting smoking in workplaces, restaurants, and bars, as well as personal information including education levels, employment, and various health statistics. The collaborative process, semantic data platform, demonstrations, and benefits of Linked Data for consumer data portals are also discussed.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Web Science Comments:WebSci Conference 2011
Subjects:WS1 Computer Science > WS13 Semantic Web
WS9 Sociology
Web Science Events > Web Science 2011
ID Code:472
Deposited By: Lisa Sugiura
Deposited On:07 Jun 2011 16:42
Last Modified:25 Oct 2011 17:11

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