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FYI: Galen extract in Manchester OWL

From: Chimezie Ogbuji <ogbujic@ccf.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2007 09:29:06 -0400
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Message-ID: <1177421346.6198.21.camel@otherland>

I thought the IG might be interested in a GALEN extract I serialized [1]
into the Manchester OWL syntax [2], using a library [3] for
manipulating / exporting OWL graphs in Python using the infix operators
associated with Manchester OWL (some, min, equals, etc..)

This extract was generated using Julian Seidenberg's GALEN segmentation
application [4] - which implements an ontology segmentation algorithm
outlined by Julian and Alan Rector.  The original extract is quite
large, 'centered' around Heart-related terminology, and difficult to
browse in any OWL browser/editor.  The nice thing about the algorithm is
that you can tailor your extract around a particular subset of a much
larger ontology (the *entire* GALEN export to OWL is 20MB)

IMHO, the Manchester OWL syntax is much more concise than a pure RDF
concrete serialization or even the OWL abstract syntax - as Alan has
pointed out earlier [5].  So, overall, I found it to be a much more
effective way to browse a very large ontology - especially one with
significant clinical relevance.

[1] http://python-dlp.googlecode.com/files/GALEN-CABG-Segment.txt
[2] http://www.co-ode.org/resources/reference/manchester_syntax/
[3] http://code.google.com/p/python-dlp/wiki/InfixOwl
[4] http://www.co-ode.org/galen/ 

Chimezie Ogbuji
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