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RE: [HCLS] Bridging Ontologies - with Foundational Ontologies

From: Kashyap, Vipul <VKASHYAP1@PARTNERS.ORG>
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 08:51:37 -0400
Message-ID: <2BF18EC866AF0448816CDB62ADF6538104C15EB6@PHSXMB11.partners.org>
To: "William Bug" <William.Bug@DrexelMed.edu>
Cc: "Matthias Samwald" <samwald@gmx.at>, <ogbujic@bio.ri.ccf.org>, "Donald Doherty" <donald.doherty@brainstage.com>, <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

But - it's not clear to me whether we'll be able to evolve highly automated
semantically-formal neuroinformatics analysis systems.  I'm not thinking of
reasoning oriented systems, but simply analysis of semantic info a la the
ubiquitious use of Gene Ontology in the bio-molecular informatics world.


[VK] It's interesting to see the ground covered by Gene Ontology without the use
of foundational ontologies





On Aug 22, 2006, at 7:49 AM, Kashyap, Vipul wrote:



	Great to hear that! It really seems that most of the promises of

	web ontologies are only realised when top-level ontologies like DOLCE

	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.





Bill Bug

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