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Re: How do OBO ontologies work on the LOD?

From: Peter DeVries <pete.devries@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 15:51:03 -0500
Message-ID: <CAE0MQeHpbPr8q+WSFhkYQWWpk7Gwx_+J57Rgi7sUSVqK6F8b-w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
Hi Juan,

Thanks for this. I read the paper. They have an "OWL" version of this OBO
vocabulary but it seems to not be a fully mapped OWL version as described
in your paper.

In this particular use case I was thinking of applying the terms and
properties described by the ontology to my species concepts.

For instance:

species X has this metabolic pathway.  (which would be useful for finding
species with potential drug interactions or other chemical reactions)

I don't think this use case requires the full OBO  relationships, just a
mapping ontology that connects terms and characters to those in the OBO
ontology.

Doing it this way you might get a species "tagged" with something that is
not appropriate but that could be detected by some service that analyzes
the statements made
in the species concept markup.

My guess is that some of the OBO ontologies (if fully entailed) will not
play well on the LOD cloud, but they would play a useful role when mapped
as I described.

Does my interpretation seem appropriate to you or am I missing something?

Thanks,

- Pete



On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 9:39 AM, Juan Sequeda <juanfederico@gmail.com>wrote:

> Peter
>
> You may want to take a look at this:
> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21388572
>
> The implementation of the OBO to OWL mapping work is part of official Gene
> Ontology project.
>
> Juan Sequeda
> +1-575-SEQ-UEDA
> www.juansequeda.com
>
>
>
> On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 7:46 PM, Peter DeVries <pete.devries@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> How do OBO type ontologies work in the Linked Open Data cloud.
>>
>> One that I recently loaded has a large number of blank nodes.
>>
>> It the idea that these will be mapped to LOD URI's?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> - Pete
>>
>> --
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>> Pete DeVries
>> Department of Entomology
>> University of Wisconsin - Madison
>> 445 Russell Laboratories
>> 1630 Linden Drive
>> Madison, WI 53706
>> Email: pdevries@wisc.edu
>> TaxonConcept <http://www.taxonconcept.org/>  &  GeoSpecies<http://about.geospecies.org/> Knowledge
>> Bases
>> A Semantic Web, Linked Open Data <http://linkeddata.org/>  Project
>>
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>>
>
>


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Pete DeVries
Department of Entomology
University of Wisconsin - Madison
445 Russell Laboratories
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Email: pdevries@wisc.edu
TaxonConcept <http://www.taxonconcept.org/>  &
GeoSpecies<http://about.geospecies.org/> Knowledge
Bases
A Semantic Web, Linked Open Data <http://linkeddata.org/>  Project
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