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Re: Biological Taxonomy Vocabulary 0.1

From: Kjetil Kjernsmo <Kjetil.Kjernsmo@computas.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 11:03:41 +0200
To: Toby A Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Cc: metadataportals@yahoo.com, public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org, Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200810071103.41393.Kjetil.Kjernsmo@computas.com>


I'm a latecomer to this discussion, and not a biologist, so sorry if this is 
silly, but I thought Uniprot had a pretty uptodate taxonomy of species? 

Anyway, I have a use case: 

I spend quite some time tagging my pictures, and I take pictures of plants and 
animals. Sometimes, I even stumble upon some rarely seen creatures, which are 
duly tagged as such. Now, I do not intend to maintain a biological taxonomy, 
my tags are intended for my consumption, thus has labels that means something 
mostly to me. However, I intend to model them with SKOS at some point, and 
then, to make them useful to others, mapping them to a proper taxonomy would 
be very interesting. I believe MOAT could be used for that.

So, it would be very interesting if your vocabulary could be used for this 

Kind regards 

Kjetil Kjernsmo
Senior Knowledge Engineer
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