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Re: Task proposal: Distributed self-publishing of experiments

From: Tim Clark <twclark@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu>
Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 06:49:03 -0400
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To: Matthias Samwald <samwald@gmx.at>, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org

I think that any system to allow self-publishing of data would need  
to be developed in concert with actual working scientists and subject  
entirely to their needs and concerns, i.e. their use cases.  So on  
that basis it may be presuming too much to suggest as Matthias does  
that simply aggregating ontologies would be sufficient.

Tim Clark

On May 9, 2006, at 4:17 AM, Matthias Samwald wrote:

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