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Author:  Craig Stancl, Scott Bauer, Cory Endle
Team:  LexEVS
Contract:  16X237
Client:  NCI CBIIT
National Institutes of Heath
US Department of Health and Human Services

Contents of this Page

The purpose of this document is to capture proposed agenda topics for the technical face to face meeting between NCI and Mayo.


Agenda ItemPurpose/GoalsProposed DurationParticipantsTime/Date RestrictionsRequested / Proposed ByAdded to Schedule

NCI Systems Discussions

  • Nexus Deployment Discussion
  • CI and Docker Status/Roadmap
  • Tech Stack Upgrades
  • Nexus Deployment Discussion
    • Current status of LexEVS artifacts on NCI Nexus server
    • Discuss current technical challenges.
  • CI and Docker Status/Roadmap
    • Discuss how to set up a DEV environment with CentOS 7
    • Does this require a complete recompile of the OS?
    • A separate DEV environment for Mayo Team
    • Discuss the current status of the Docker scripts used to build/test LexEVS components.
    • Discuss NCI's current status and future plans to use Docker.
    • Discuss security challenges associated with NCI's environment and Docker.
  • Tech Stack Upgrades
    • Discuss DB upgrade: MySQL 5.6 vs. MariaDB (10.1 Supported 2017.01)
  • Dev VM setup
2 hours

Sarah Elkins and the SCM team 

Jacob and Systems team

First Hour for Nexus Discussion.

Second hour for the remaining topics

Mayo Team/LarryYes
Triple store/RDF Discussion
  • Discuss what Triple stores would be used for in parallel with LexEVS
  • Text searching
  • Searching on Roles (Gilberto, Kim)
1 hour  Mayo Team 

User Group Discussion

  • CTRP
  • caDSR
  • GDC
Team to share how they are using LexEVS and additional usage requirements they may have.1 hour  Mayo Team 
RESTful API Discussion
  • Discuss requirements for continued development of REST services. This will include both CTS2 and separate REST-ful API.
  • Browser: Discuss requirements for remote API and CTS2 REST-ful API.
1 hour  Mayo Team 
LexEVS Mapping Discussion

Determine requirements and propose solution for mapping.

  • Use case: many to many mapping.
1 hour  Mayo Team 
Value Set and Mapping Data with Hierarchical structure Discussion

Determine requirements and propose options to hierarchical structure and mapping.

  • Discuss how VS could retain their multiple hierarchical structure that it came from.
  • What changes would be needed to CTS2 for this.
1 hour  Mayo Team 
Value Set management and workflow

Discuss requirements for value set version management and workflow management and supporting technology.

  • Rob to give a demo of their current workflow and the scripts they use.

Schedule for Thursday

2 hours  Mayo Team 
Lucene Discussion

Propose additional features of Lucene to be used within LexEVS.

  • Specialized capabilities for complex chemical names and genetic names.
1 hour  Mayo Team 
LexEVS Admin

Discuss current and future requirements.

  • GUI
    • Consider a web based tool.  A simple way to look at the data.
  • Command Line
1 hour  Mayo Team 
FHIR and terminology services (CTS2)Harold to provide update on CTS2 and FHIR.1 hour  Sherri 
OWL Restrictions in LexGrid Model

Discuss approach and propose additional features.

  • Discuss how to provide mapping into multiple coding schemes.
  • Determine if there are lexevs model changes needed.
  • Loader considerations.
30 minutes  Mayo Team 
EVS Project Group Discussion
  • Discuss specialized search use cases

1 hour

(Wednesday at 1:00)

Future Architecture Discussion

Discuss OWL2, RRF, LexEVS, CTS2, Browser, etc and propose a roadmap.

2 hours  Mayo TeamYes
PrioritizationDiscuss roadmap and priorities (Friday)2 hours  SherriYes





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