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Re: One ontology schema - heterogeneous instance bases

From: Eric Jain <Eric.Jain@isb-sib.ch>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 13:59:30 +0200
Message-ID: <46E531A2.9020107@isb-sib.ch>
To: wangxiao@musc.edu
CC: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org

Xiaoshu Wang wrote:
> [...] Is its semantics any different from the "creator" defined by 
> the dublin core?  If there isn't any, (at least from what I can tell), 
> then bioPAX SHOULD NOT reinvent the wheel to mint this term because, if 
> every "ontology" developed its own author term, then, there will be 
> hundreds of "authors/creators" etc., that we have to align when the 
> so-called BioPAX data is mixed with other kind of data. [...]

Can't speak for BioPAX, but I can say that for me one problem with DC is 
that it's RDF(S), so I can't use the properties in my OWL restrictions etc!

There are some OWL versions (Protege even allows you to import one), but I 
don't know if that is a good idea, as far as I can see this isn't official?
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