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Re: Task proposal: Distributed self-publishing of experiments

From: Larry Hunter <Larry.Hunter@uchsc.edu>
Date: Tue, 09 May 2006 12:17:30 -0600
To: Tim Clark <tim_clark@harvard.edu>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Message-Id: <1147198650.18609.26.camel@fast.UCHSC.EDU>

On Tue, 2006-05-09 at 13:48 -0400, Tim Clark wrote:

> I would also claim that data is *not useful* unless linked to and  
> explicated by a publication by those who derived it.  You know:  
> "Hypothesis", "Materials and Methods", "Interpretation", etc. all the  
> stuff you find in peer-reviewed papers (not to mention "References")!!

Personally, I agree with this.  I wasn't endorsing AJ's proposal, just
imploring him not to undertake a project that involved building Yet
Another Idiosyncratic Ontology  (pronounced YAIO!).  

Although this is a bit off topic, now that there are well established
community processes for vetting ontologies in bioinformatics (see
http://bioontology.org), I think that anyone proposing YAIO without
using that process is being destructive of a fragile but promising turn
of events in our field. 

Larry
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