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Re: Gene Ontology

From: Phillip Lord <phillip.lord@newcastle.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2006 17:10:10 +0000
To: Asad Bajwa <asad.bajwa@gmx.de>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Message-ID: <uu00safpp.fsf@newcastle.ac.uk>

>>>>> "AB" == Asad Bajwa <asad.bajwa@gmx.de> writes:

  AB> Dear Group,

  AB> Today i have a question regarding the Gene Ontology. It was
  AB> originally build on the OBO format. Well i want to find out the
  AB> most i can about the gene ontology. but my interests are in
  AB> using the OWL Format. I don't know how "good" this owl file is,
  AB> because it is generated automatically form the OBO format. So is
  AB> there anyone having experience with the Gene Ontology and maybe
  AB> advising me on that. The second point is, that the OWL File is
  AB> about 10 MB. I did not test, trying to load it into my
  AB> memory. As i know there are about 45.000 label declared in this
  AB> ontology.

OWL is just a syntax. The semantics of OBO is nowadays officially
stated to be the same as that of OWL (or a subset of it) so the OWL
file should be fine for use. 

As for size, it's possible to reason over GO. It's quite big but
structurally relatively simple. 


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