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RE: Proposal from the BioRDF Sub-Group

From: davide <davide@landcglobal.com>
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2006 09:52:19 -0500
To: "'Susie Stephens'" <susie.stephens@oracle.com>, <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-id: <0IU9006AZTC6CFG1@vms048.mailsrvcs.net>
Thanks Susie,

I'm wondering if we are going to include free-text as a data source to be
RDF/OWL-integrated. This should also be cleared with the other sub-sub group
(Bob Futrelle) which is going along the same lines. I would like to propose
that we include nlp in our demo since the data integration result would be
more convincing and I volunteer to support that part specifically.

If that's ok I can edit the draft accordingly.






From: public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Matthias Samwald
Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2006 1:44 PM
To: Susie Stephens; public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Subject: Re: Proposal from the BioRDF Sub-Group


I'm working on a PhD thesis that encompasses the use of OWL in neuroscience,
so I might be of help for your project. At the moment we are converting
existing data from neuroscientific databases (Ki database, ligand gated ion
channel database, IUPHAR receptor database and others). These sources are a
mixture of relational databases, XML and plain text. I have extended the
BioPAX OWL ontology to represent the concepts of these databases, but the
conversion of real data is still far from complete.


Further extensions could include the conversion of the cell centered
database (microscopic images of neurons), OMIM (hereditary diseases) and
some psychopharmacological databases. This would result in ontologies that
span "from bench to bedside", as postulated in the proposal.


The BioRDF proposal sounds really interesting and has much in parallel with
the work I am doing, so I am looking forward to contribute to this


kind regards,







> I've attached the draft proposal from the BioRDF sub-group.
> Please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions.
> Once we have everyone's feedback, lets schedule a call to discuss
> action items.
> Cheers,
> Susie
Received on Tuesday, 7 February 2006 01:22:23 UTC

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