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Re: [personal] proposal for standard NCBI database URI

From: Eric Neumann <eneumann@teranode.com>
Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 12:07:47 -0400
Message-Id: <5df8eaa9e6778d1f1d3fb7b320c4f9a7@teranode.com>
Cc: w3c semweb hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
To: markw@illuminae.com, Olivier Bodenreider <olivier@nlm.nih.gov>


Perhaps Olivier Bodnesreider (NLM) could help us out here wrt having 
NCBI consider URI's we could begin to use for NCBI content?

Also, in addition to Info-URI's (thnalks Tony!), EricM suggested we 
also consider PURL as a registry for Persistent URLs :  
http://purl.org/

Eric



--- Mark Wilkinson <markw@illuminae.com> wrote:

 >
 > On Tue, 2006-05-09 at 00:00 -0400, Alan Ruttenberg
 > wrote:
 >
 > > 3. This proposal is not meant to oppose using
 > LSIDs. However, I will
 > > note that there doesn't seem to be a working
 > combination of a)
 > > specification of what these look like for NCBI,
 > and b) a working
 > > resolver for the few examples I've seen[*]. Thus
 > implementing LSIDs
 > > will require work = delay.
 >
 >
 > I think a group like this might be in a position to
 > put a bit of "oomph"
 > into convincing NCBI to do this, if they are
 > listening... :-)
 >
 > We could, independently of them, implement LSID's as
 > an identifier-only
 > system just as easily as any other type of URI; what
 > we cannot easily
 > implement is the resolver, since that has to exist
 > within their domain.
 > Nevertheless, since your proposal in this message
 > was to build URIs
 > (URLs) that cannot resolve, I would favour using
 > LSIDs as identifiers
 > since it is less ad hoc...
 >
 > Just my CAD$0.02
 >
 > M
 >
 >
 > --
 >
 > --
 > Mark Wilkinson
 > Asst. Professor, Dept. of Medical Genetics
 > University of British Columbia
 > PI in Bioinformatics, iCAPTURE Centre
 > St. Paul's Hospital, Rm. 166, 1081 Burrard St.
 > Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6
 > tel: 604 682 2344 x62129
 > fax: 604 806 9274
 >
 > "For most of this century we have viewed
 > communications as a conduit,
 >        a pipe between physical locations on the
 > planet.
 > What's happened now is that the conduit has become
 > so big and interesting
 >       that communication has become more than a
 > conduit,
 >        it has become a destination in its own
 > right..."
 >
 >                 Paul Saffo - Director, Institute for
 > the Future
 >
 >
 >
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