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RE: [HCLS] Bridging Ontologies - with Foundational Ontologies

From: Kashyap, Vipul <VKASHYAP1@PARTNERS.ORG>
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 07:49:14 -0400
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To: "Matthias Samwald" <samwald@gmx.at>, <ogbujic@bio.ri.ccf.org>, "Donald Doherty" <donald.doherty@brainstage.com>
Cc: <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

> Great to hear that! It really seems that most of the promises of semantic
> web ontologies are only realised when top-level ontologies like DOLCE are
> used. Maybe we should evaluate the potential use of DOLCE or BFO for the
> BioRDF tasks?

[VK] Whereas I agree with the use of foundational ontologies, I may not agree
with the sweeping generalization above. Significant potential can be realized by
using not so formally organized resources such as the UMLS for instance.

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