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Semantic Web Jobs: Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic logoThe Mayo Clinic is looking for a Senior Ontologist in Rochester, MN. According to the post, this position will, “Provide leadership in the development, management and implementation of the Mayo Consumer Vocabulary to support navigation systems, search mechanisms, search engine optimization and personalized delivery of health information and services for Mayo Clinic Global Products and Services. Works collaboratively in cross functional teams to assess ontology needs to support product development across the department. Evaluates content domains, conducts content audits and analysis to inform the ongoing development of the Mayo Consumer Vocabulary. Supervises and directs ontology specialists and manages projects requiring substantial intra-organizational coordination.” Read more

Semantic Technology Job: Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic logoMayo Clinic is seeking a Senior Ontologist. The job description states: “Provide leadership in the development, management and implementation of the Mayo Consumer Vocabulary to support navigation systems, search mechanisms, search engine optimization and personalized delivery of health information and services for Mayo Clinic Global Products and Services. Works collaboratively in cross functional teams to assess ontology needs to support product development across the department. Evaluates content domains, conducts content audits and analysis to inform the ongoing development of the Mayo Consumer Vocabulary. Supervises and directs ontology specialists and manages projects requiring substantial intra-organizational coordination.”

Qualifications for this position include: “Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) or comparable degree in areas such as information systems, knowledge management, or computer science is required. Five years experience in ontology/taxonomy development and management. Proven track record of leading ontology/taxonomy implementation for the complete life cycle of a web product or technology. Prefer experience with RDF/OWL, SKOS, and SPARQL. Experience evaluating effectiveness of taxonomies/ontologies in supporting products and services. Experience with taxonomy-management systems. Expertise in: information retrieval/search, information organization and classification, and content or entity extraction. Strong analytical skills; experience with both quantitative and qualitative methods desirable. Demonstrated leadership abilities for managing people and projects. Excellent communication and presentation skills.”

Semantic Web Jobs: Mayo Clinic

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The Mayo Clinic is looking for a Senior Ontologist in Rochester, MN. The post states that this position will “Provide leadership in the development, management and implementation of the Mayo Consumer Vocabulary to support navigation systems, search mechanisms, search engine optimization and personalized delivery of health information and services for Mayo Clinic Global Products and Services. Works collaboratively in cross functional teams to assess ontology needs to support product development across the department. Evaluates content domains, conducts content audits and analysis to inform the ongoing development of the Mayo Consumer Vocabulary. Supervises and directs ontology specialists and manages projects requiring substantial intra-organizational coordination.” Read more

Helping Autism Researchers, And Others, With Some SPARQL Savvy

One in 50 American children have autism, according to the latest figures released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in March. One of the winners of the YarcData Graph Analytics Challenge, announced in April, can make a difference in better understanding the causes of the disease.

Taking second place in the competition, the work of Adam Lugowski, Dr. John Gilbert, and Kevin Dewesse, of the University of California at Santa Barbara, leveraged a dataset created for the Mayo Clinic Smackdown project, that has the same structure and property types – and scale – as the medical organization’s actual Big Data sets around autism, but which uses publicly available data in place of the real thing. The team can’t use the real data because it includes private information about patients, diagnosis, prescriptions, and the like.

But the actual data deployed for the project doesn’t matter, says Lugowski . “The goal is to find relationships we have never thought of before, and this way it doesn’t prejudice the algorithm,” he says. Using YarcData’s uRIKA graph analytics appliance, the algorithm queries the Smackdown dataset – which in its smallest version has almost 40 million RDF triples and in its largest is about 100 times bigger, mirroring the size of all the Mayo Clinic’s actual autism data – to discover commonalities among the data, mimicking how the real data sets could be queried in search of common precursors among clusters of patients with the diagnosis.

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