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Re: making statements on the semantic web

From: Kei Cheung <kei.cheung@yale.edu>
Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2007 21:23:37 -0400
To: Michel_Dumontier <Michel_Dumontier@carleton.ca>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-id: <46B7C999.4040906@yale.edu>

Greetings from Hong Kong (as I'm still on vacation ...). NAR also 
compiles an annual special issue for web server applications. URI should 
also be applied to web services ...



  Michel_Dumontier wrote:

>  So a key concern for me is how I, as a user of public resources,
>should make statements about them on the semantic web. While certain
>data providers might already providing RDF/OWL data with some URI, what
>about those that have yet to do this? How should I reference a public
>resource provided by the SGD [1] or candidadb [2]? Moreover, what about
>the ~1000 database [3] with valuable content, much of it locked away in
>relational databases or flat files? How do I make statements about these
>resources, without taking the responsibility of serving it up in my own
>namespace [4], which might ultimately not integrate with content from
>another 3rd party content provider.
>  Inline with my previous comments about the value of the semantic web
>for data integration, it would be of great value to have data providers
>_register_ the namespace of their resources. In fact, coupling NAR
>database issue with base URI registration would open up entirely new
>worlds for data integration. Do you think this is worthwhile or
>feasible? What other approaches might be considered to alleviate this
>[1] http://www.yeastgenome.org/
>[2] http://genolist.pasteur.fr/CandidaDB/
>[3] http://nar.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol35/suppl_1/index.dtl
>[4] http://bio2rdf.org/
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