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Re: One ontology schema - heterogeneous instance bases

From: Eric Jain <Eric.Jain@isb-sib.ch>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 16:09:45 +0200
Message-ID: <46E55029.8000904@isb-sib.ch>
To: Andrea Splendiani <andrea.splendiani@unimib.it>
CC: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org

Andrea Splendiani wrote:
> This is not the point. The idea is that a user of a URIs should accept a 
> commitment to a shared conceptualizazion.
> And strictly speaking... information such as authors don't need to be 
> "in the ontology"... meaning... are we going to define classes in the 
> real world depending on authors ? (hope this doesn't open a huge thread).

If you need to represent publications in your data, then the concept of 
"author" certainly is important. But I don't know BioPAX well enough to 
have an opinion on the importance of authorship in BioPAX :-)
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