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Re: [Gnumed-devel] get(All)Adresses()

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] get(All)Adresses()
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 22:50:35 +0100
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On Fri, Feb 20, 2004 at 11:15:55PM +1100, Ian Haywood wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 20, 2004 at 12:07:49PM +0100, Karsten Hilbert wrote:
> > zip -> constraint on city -> constraint on street
>          ^^^^^^^              ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>          Yes.                 Only if we have access to the phonebook
>                               High Court ruled in '02 that the AU
>                               phonebook is copyrightable, so no.
It'll build itself up automatically with increasing numbers of
patients entered manually. We can build automated ways of
sharing that constraint knowledge anonymously among GnuMed

> > zip -> constraint on phone prefix
> Not really. area codes are assigned by Telstra which often don't 
> correspond with Australia Post. E.g. Wodonga on the Victoria-NSW border,
> has Victorian postcode, but shares an exchange with the larger
> Albury in NSW.
Well, GnuMed needn't understand the content of the constraint.
But it may very well make use of statistical associations, no ?

If Victoria zip codes are associated with NSW phone prefixes
or the population of storks in New Zealand, so be it. Just mine
the statistics in the real-life data.

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