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Re: 'Gene WIki' announced

From: Steve Chervitz <Steve_Chervitz@affymetrix.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 17:08:43 -0700
To: w3c semweb hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C4C7741B.313C4%Steve_Chervitz@affymetrix.com>

On  Thu, 10 Jul 2008 11:15:11 -0500, Bryan Bishop <kanzure@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thursday 10 July 2008, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org> wrote:
>>  From a quick skim I don't see mention of W3C, RDF, Semantic Web etc
>> --- I was wondering if anyone here was involved and had contacts,
>> since there's doubtless some overlap in interests and approach. In
>> particular I was thinking that the Semantic MediaWiki extensions
>> (http://semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/Semantic_MediaWiki) might be
>> useful in bridging this work to other datasets.
>> thinking out loud,
> Very interesting, especially considering the already existing protein
> database wiki. http://pdbwiki.org/index.php/Main_Page Clearly there are
> differences between a protein wiki and a gene wiki, but I'm pretty sure
> PDBWiki was not inquiried about this development. Hrm.

Adding to this mix is a wiki for chemical compounds that is constructed by
merging Wikipedia content with PubChem data. There is no Semantic Web in it,
but it represents a neat approach that creates a domain-specific window into
Wikipedia content in an automated fashion. It was created by Rich Apodaca
described on his blog here:




It inspired me to want to do something analogous for genes (Wikipedia +
Entrez Gene, perhaps), and I registered genepedia.org for this purpose, but
havenšt done anything with it yet. Seems like there is a lot of interest in
gene-oriented wikis out there. Anyone interested in collaborating on such a
project, let me know.




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