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Re: NCBI Resource Locator

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 10:45:23 -0400
Message-Id: <D637F5E6-ED57-497D-A1B9-C408949EDD39@gmail.com>
Cc: Mark Wilkinson <markw@illuminae.com>, "public-semweb-lifesci hcls" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, info@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, olivier@nlm.nih.gov
To: Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>

I think this is the thread:
Proposal for standard NCBI database URI

-Alan

On Sep 11, 2007, at 9:16 AM, Jonathan Rees wrote:

> I can't find any discussion of NCBI URLs from May 2006 (the 5/9/06  
> messages from you seem to be about something a bit more glorious)  
> but the topic was raised at the 5/18/06 teleconference, which I  
> didn't attend:
>    http://www.w3.org/mid/000f01c67aa3$8caf1460$9c01a8c0@TERANET
> Olivier offered to help out, but there was no action item, so the  
> issue was probably forgotten.
>
> To be clear, I think NCBI created these URLs so that people could  
> program against them with long-term assurance against 404 risk.  
> They have nothing particularly to do with the semantic web. But  
> there is no reason we can't piggyback, if the names suit our  
> purposes (consistent, accessible, well-defined), or encourage NCBI  
> to develop the idea a bit further, if they don't.
>
> To answer Eric N's question, the paper I was looking at was "The  
> Life Sciences Semantic Web is Full of Creeps!" published June 2006,  
> but it doesn't give a direct link to view.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. I  
> wanted to know what Mark was talking about regarding NCBI, and  
> found the view site by searching Google for "ncbi stable url".  
> Whether view.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov is what he meant is another story.
>
> Jonathan
>
> On Sep 10, 2007, at 6:53 PM, Mark Wilkinson wrote:
>
>> On Mon, 10 Sep 2007 15:30:27 -0700, Alan Ruttenberg  
>> <alanruttenberg@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Probably worth finding out who is responsible and asking
>>> whether there is any intention that is be used.
>>
>> The first time I recall this being discussed was on(this)-list  
>> between me, Alan and Larry Hunter... in my mailbox it is the 9th  
>> of May, 2006.  Maybe someone has a more complete record of the  
>> conversation?
>
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