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RE: [HCLS] Bridging Ontology...An Automated Approach?

From: Mork, Peter D.S. <pmork@mitre.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 07:52:16 -0400
Message-ID: <224FBC6B814DBD4E9B9E293BE33A10DC011776CA@IMCSRV5.MITRE.ORG>
To: "Kashyap, Vipul" <VKASHYAP1@PARTNERS.ORG>, <donald.doherty@brainstage.com>
Cc: <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

>> Creating explicit connections between all similar and/or identical
>> in two schemas is an arduous task that is impractical to do
>[VK] Will mapping each of these schemas to an ontology and then using
>ontology to mediate further queries help alleviate the problem?

This is the approach adopted by caBIG.  Individual data models (or
schemata) are related to a common ontology.  By itself, this doesn't
allow one to rewrite queries (because of tacit assumptions present in
the respective data models?), but the hope is that development of
query-mediators will be facilitated by the existence of a loose

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