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Re: Task proposal: Distributed self-publishing of experiments

From: Matthias Samwald <samwald@gmx.at>
Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 10:17:57 +0200
To: <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
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> Deliverables:
> Ontology   for publishing projects and experiments.    There are
> some domain-specific ontologies, such as microarray   experiment
> ontology, already existed today.  This task is intended to develop
> a   general purpose ontology for describing projects and
> experiments in such a   way that search and comparison of
> components of experiments is possible.

I don't think that it is necessary to develop a new ontology for the task you have proposed. It would be sufficient and already quite impressive to develop a system that harvests and aggregates existing ontologies AND the ontologies that are developed in the other Tasks. I think having souch a system would be of great benefit to the other tasks, because it would demonstrate one of the main advantages of the RDF standards. It would probably suffice to have a main portal that aggregates RDF from a fixed set of websites and allows to explore the aggregated RDF with something like OINK [1].

On a sidenote, I would suggest that any RDF that is put online during the project should be submitted to Swoogle for faster indexing:
http://swoogle.umbc.edu/index.php?option=com_swoogle_service&service=submit

The Swoogle web-interface is not something that could be used for a demonstration of RDF to scientists, though. At the time, it is mainly useful for Semantic Web developers. 

kind regards,
Matthias Samwald



[1]  http://www.lassila.org/blog/archive/2006/03/oink.html
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