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  • From: Dongwook Shin <dwshin@nlm.nih.gov>
  • To: KenNorth <KenNorth@email.msn.com>, xml-dev@xml.org
  • Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2000 16:47:34 -0400


There are a couple of activities in NLM that are converting the legacy data to
XML. I am not sure if NLM use MeSH in the conversion or not.
You can ask Nick Ide who is the principle designer of the DTD
for the clinical trial data at "ide@nlm.nih.gov".
Here are some Web pages, from which you can get some hints.

(1) http://clinicaltrials.gov
(2) http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/xml_announce.html

Ken North wrote:

> NLM's MeSH is conceptually similar to HTML META tags, but it's a mature
> domain vocabulary and not just keyword indexing. MeSH predates HTML and XML,
> so NLM's conversion to XML had to solve the problem of migrating to XML with
> an existing domain vocabulary.
> How does NLM uses MeSH with the databases it's converting to XML?

Dongwook Shin
Visiting Scholar
Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications
National Library of Medicine,
8600 Rockville Pike Bethesda 20894, MD
E-mail: dwshin@nlm.nih.gov
Tel: (301) 435-3257
FAX: (301) 480-3035
URL: http://dlb2.nlm.nih.gov/~dwshin

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