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

From: Ilya Sytchev <ilyas@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2006 16:20:16 -0500
Message-ID: <43EA6090.8060204@mit.edu>
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org

There is an effort to add semantic web elements to MediaWiki:
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Semantic_MediaWiki

Ilya


Pierre LINDENBAUM wrote:
> Hi, 
> 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
>>>
>>>
> http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v439/n7076/full/439534a.html
>>>
>>> Keith Robison, Ph.D.
>>> Sr Scientist II, Computational Biology
>>> Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc
>>> 350 Massachusetts Avenue
>>> Cambridge MA 02139
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