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RE: Fwd: Nature: A call for a public gene Wiki

From: Pierre LINDENBAUM <plindenbaum@yahoo.fr>
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2006 11:54:43 +0100 (CET)
Message-ID: <20060208105443.41157.qmail@web26510.mail.ukl.yahoo.com>
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org

I agree, a wiki would be great way for sharing
knowledge as it would allow experts of a protein, of a
gene to freely add, modify and share annotations. But
I fear it could also be a problem for knowledge
discovery  because a wiki is not a "semantic web"
source of information. Just see the "problem" existing
with the abstracts of pubmed: there are many papers[1]
about softwares trying to extract and digest the
knowledge contained in the abstracts. I feel something
like a WIKI but based on semantic web / RDF would be
better. In a perfect world, publishers should provide
a RDF version of the abstract describing the content
of the article. However, some publishers already try
to add RDF in the electronic version of the papers: I
remember a message on this list from Dr Cockerill
(BioMed Central) who suggested to look at the source
of http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2105/6/140 (an
information about the licence is embedded in the HTML,
but you may think about  other data...). 

Pierre Lindenbaum PhD.

[1] a recent review: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nrg1768

--- Alan Ruttenberg <ruttenbe@mpi.com> wrote :
> Here's an opportunity for a swiki.
> -Alan
> Begin forwarded message:
> > From: "Robison, Keith" <Keith.Robison@MPI.com>
> > Date: February 6, 2006 10:31:32 AM EST
> > Subject: Nature: A call for a public gene Wiki
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Keith Robison, Ph.D.
> > Sr Scientist II, Computational Biology
> > Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc
> > 350 Massachusetts Avenue
> > Cambridge MA 02139


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