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Re: Task proposal: Distributed self-publishing of experiments

From: Larry Hunter <Larry.Hunter@uchsc.edu>
Date: Tue, 09 May 2006 10:14:28 -0600
To: AJ Chen <canovaj@gmail.com>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Message-Id: <1147191268.13613.33.camel@fast.UCHSC.EDU>

On Mon, 2006-05-08 at 22:53 -0700, AJ Chen wrote:

> Proposed task: Distributed self-publishing of experiments

>      1. 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.

Please, please do not reinvent this wheel.  There are already several
existing ontologies for describing experiments and scientific projects.
In addition to the MGED microarray ontology (see
http://mged.sourceforge.net/ontologies/index.php) there is also the
National Cancer Institute caBIG efforts in controlled vocabularies and
common data elements (see https://cabig.nci.nih.gov/workspaces/VCDE/).
And there are several entries in OBO (the open biological ontologies
project) that are relevant, e.g. biological imaging methods and evidence
codes): 

  http://obo.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/table.cgi

Although I couldn't find it in a few minutes of poking around, I think
the myGrid folks also developed one, in RDF (iirc).  May Alan Rector
could update us on that one. 

Larry
Received on Tuesday, 9 May 2006 16:15:48 GMT

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