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Re: How do OBO ontologies work on the LOD?

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 23:56:08 -0500
Message-ID: <CAFKQJ8k7MORyvH14z3TNMNNS65AUN3ud0W3ZStO+Qy9Rt4K_uA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Peter DeVries <pete.devries@gmail.com>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 8:46 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.
>

What did you load, specifically?


> It the idea that these will be mapped to LOD URI's?
>

All OBO terms have defined URIs. Please see:
http://obofoundry.org/id-policy.shtml
"mapping" them to anything else would be counter to the idea of reusing the
same URI to mean the same thing.

We are in the process of making all the URIs dereferenceable, currently
served by ontobee.org.

The OBO to OWL2 translation project is here:
http://code.google.com/p/oboformat/

The current version of the spec, which defines OBO as a syntax for OWL2 is
here: http://oboformat.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/doc/obo-syntax.html
(expect some change, there are various issues that are being resolved).

An example is: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0031915
In a browser you will see html. If you view source you will see RDF.

I think the per-page RDF/OWL can use some tuning, but it should be useful
already.
We're very interested in getting feedback on what changes, if any, would be
desirable.

Best,
Alan


>
> Thanks,
>
> - Pete
>
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