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SemWeb in FHIR

Eric Prud'hommeaux
Sanitation Engineer, W3C
SPARQL, HCLS, RDB2RDF Working Groups

Valid XHTML + RDFa

Changing landscape

requiring continually more cross-disciplinary integration.

Emerging clinical technical requirements

Integration requirements for

looking more like those for traditional research, e.g.

Technical requirements:

off-the-shelf tools for data sharing/interoperability


Connects to:


Vocabulary interactions

some image capturing long tail of vocabulary interactions for e.g.

vs. the more monolothic

Linked Data Platform

  1. IBM's Rational division wrote n² interfaces.
  2. Now using
    • REST to access documents,
    • RDF to integrate documents.
  3. We can expect commodity libraries.