Promoting Integrated Social and Medical Care through Semantic Integration and Context Visualization

  • Weijia Shen
  • Guotong Xie
  • Kavitha Srinivas
  • Anastasios Kementsietsidis
  • Jason Ellis
  • Thomas Erickson
  • Kevin McAuliffe
  • Gang Hu
  • Wen Sun
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 406)

Abstract

With many disparate information systems distributed among social and medical care facilities, achieving an integrated social and medical view of people is a huge challenge. We propose a system based on semantic integration that addresses this challenge. It achieves light-weight data integration and navigation via a three-layer architecture: a virtual RDF view layer, a distributed query processing layer and a unified context view layer. This integrates information from disparate systems without cloning data, and also supports data exploration through a novel visualization.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Weijia Shen
    • 1
  • Guotong Xie
    • 1
  • Kavitha Srinivas
    • 1
  • Anastasios Kementsietsidis
    • 1
  • Jason Ellis
    • 1
  • Thomas Erickson
    • 1
  • Kevin McAuliffe
    • 1
  • Gang Hu
    • 1
  • Wen Sun
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM Research LabUSA

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