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Re: Demo SPARQL notes

From: <samwald@gmx.at>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 04:42:29 +0200
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Message-ID: <20070418024229.22260@gmx.net>
To: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>

> In this case you need to make a choice about whether you want to  
> say something that we called in [1] the 'statement level' or the  
> 'domain level'. If at the domain level you need to put your neck on  
> the line and say which experiment is right. 

In many cases we cannot do that.

> If at the statement level  
> you need to remodel so that you are clearly communicating that you  
> are representing author statements.

In many cases we don't want to do that.
Representing everything as author statements (i.e. statements about statements) would require wholly different ontologies than those most of us are developing. Consistency checking and inferencing over biological relations would probably not be possible with such an ontology. There would be no need to use a fancy OWL ontology and reasoner in this scenario at all.



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