Recently we discussed terminology bindings. We probably still have not
got them right, but we don't have a model of what we think they should
be. I posted a quick idea of a possible more structured version:
|term_bindings = < ["snomed_ct"] = <
["/data[id3]/events[id4]/data[id2]/items[id26]"] = (SIMPLE_BINDING) <
target = <http://snomedct.info/id/169895004> -- Apgar score at 1 minute
notes = <"some notes"> min_version = <"2017-02-01"> etc = <"etc"> >
["id26"]|||= (CONSTRAINT_BINDING) <| |||target |= <||"71388002|Procedure|:405815000|Procedure device| = 122456005|Laser
device|, 260686004|Method| = 129304002|Excision -
action|,405813007|Procedure site - direct| = 1549700l6|Ovarian structure|">||||||||min_version = <"2017-04-01">| notes = <"some notes"> etc = <"etc"> |> > >|
I noted that the right hand side of a binding can be a few different
things, each of which would be accompanied by various meta-data, including:
* a single concept code
* a single code or other id referring to an external value set in an
external terminology (in SNOMED it is a SNOMED code; for e.g. ICD10,
there is no standard that I know of)
* a composition expression that refers to a more refined concept
* possible a constraint expression that locally determines a value set
intensionally, to be resolved by application to the Terminology service.
I'd rather avoid the last, because of the brittleness of intensional
ref-set query syntax expressions. In any case, we need a better idea of
what meta-data are needed. E.g.:
* something to do with (min) version of terminology required for the
reference to be valid
* something to do with purpose?
* other notes - a tagged list of basic types?
I would like to get a better idea of the requirements.
Principal, Ars Semantica <http://www.arssemantica.com>
Consultant, ABD Team, Intermountain Healthcare
Management Board, Specifications Program Lead, openEHR Foundation
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