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From: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2007 08:51:24 -0500
Message-Id: <A161676F-07DE-4BBA-AF9E-88E18138953C@creativecommons.org>
To: public-semweb-lifesci hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

Re the "Incorporated Databases" section of http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/ 
hcls/notes/kb/ :

1. Many of the sources are ontologies and other loosely structured  
objects, not databases. The section should be "incorporated data  
sources" or "incorporated knowledge sources". Actually the word I  
like is "information" because "knowledge" I find to be pretentious  
and "data" to me connotes "data sets" and unprocessed, bulk  
information, although I know that any information that's "given" to  
someone is technically data.

2. This table will be highly redundant with the planned appendix  
("RDF bundle table"). Stylistically speaking all the information  
should appear either inline in the text, or only in the appendix.

3. Why is Medline not in the table? It forms over 2/3 of the triples  
we dealt with and was essential for the Banff demo.

About the note in general, I wonder if there's a way to shift the  
focus away from this particular artifact (a KB) and toward the  
purpose of the exercise - namely the process of putting stuff on the  
semantic web, and the benefits that ensue.

Best
Jonathan
Received on Thursday, 20 December 2007 13:51:42 UTC

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