The 12th International Semantic Web Conference
and the 1st Australasian Semantic Web Conference
21-25 October 2013, Sydney, Australia

Coordinating Social Care and Healthcare using Semantic Web Technologies

Spyros Kotoulas, Vanessa Lopez, Martin Stephenson, Pierpaolo Tommasi, Wei Jia Shen, Gang Hu, Marco Luca Sbodio, Veli Bicer, Anastasios Kementsietsidis, M. Mustafa Rafique, Jason Ellis, Thomas Erickson, Kavitha Srinivas, Kevin McAuliffe, Guo Tong Xie and Pol Mac Aonghusa
Social care and Healthcare are unique in terms of cultural importance, economic size and domain complexity. Combining information systems from both domains poses unique scientific and technical challenges with regard to information representation, access, integration and retrieval granularity. We present a semantics-based approach that is uniquely positioned to access information across domains using a combination of business rules and contextual exploration. A proof of concept illustrates that semantic technologies can cope in a scenario where traditional data integration approaches are too costly and reduce the addressable information space.
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