Using architectures for semantic interoperability to create journal clubs for emergency response

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In certain types of 'slow burn' emergencies, careful accumulation and evaluation of information can offer a crucial advantage. The SARS outbreak in the first decade of the 21st century was such an event, and ad hoc journal clubs played a critical role in assisting scientific and technical responders in identifying and developing various strategies for halting what could have become a dangerous pandemic. This research-in-progress paper describes a process for leveraging emerging semantic web and digital library architectures and standards to (1) create a focused collection of bibliographic metadata, (2) extract semantic information, (3) convert it to the Resource Description ... continued below

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Powell, James E; Collins, Linn M & Martinez, Mark L B January 1, 2009.

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In certain types of 'slow burn' emergencies, careful accumulation and evaluation of information can offer a crucial advantage. The SARS outbreak in the first decade of the 21st century was such an event, and ad hoc journal clubs played a critical role in assisting scientific and technical responders in identifying and developing various strategies for halting what could have become a dangerous pandemic. This research-in-progress paper describes a process for leveraging emerging semantic web and digital library architectures and standards to (1) create a focused collection of bibliographic metadata, (2) extract semantic information, (3) convert it to the Resource Description Framework /Extensible Markup Language (RDF/XML), and (4) integrate it so that scientific and technical responders can share and explore critical information in the collections.

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  • ISCRAM:Information systems for crisis response and management ; May 10, 2009 ; Goteborg, Sweden

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-09-00360
  • Report No.: LA-UR-09-360
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Powell, James E; Collins, Linn M & Martinez, Mark L B. Using architectures for semantic interoperability to create journal clubs for emergency response, article, January 1, 2009; [New Mexico]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc934691/: accessed April 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.