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Re: ontology specs for self-publishing experiment

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 23:28:37 -0400
Message-Id: <09a0723dad1c2a8ec30ee9f692ae9629@gmail.com>
Cc: Alan Rector <rector@cs.man.ac.uk>, w3c semweb hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, Phillip Lord <phillip.lord@newcastle.ac.uk>
To: Trish Whetzel <whetzel@pcbi.upenn.edu>

Hi Trish,

What was the specifics of the argument for alphanumeric versus numeric 
identifiers?

If you check out the go-format list I recently sent some examples that 
use identifiers of the form

http://www.bioontologies.org/2006/02/obo/GO#0000001

Details are in 
http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=24431577

BTW, all of them are alphanumeric in the sense that they are URIs. But 
a little care needs to be taken because of  qnames, etc. used in xml. 
Nothing that can't be worked around in a reasonable manner.

Regards,
Alan

On Jul 10, 2006, at 12:23 PM, Trish Whetzel wrote:

> As one note, I wanted to mention that it seems as though alphanumeric 
> versus solely numeric identifiers would be preferred based on viewing 
> preliminary work by Chris Mungall in efforts to translate OBO format 
> ontologies to OWL.
>
> Trish
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