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Re: 'Gene WIki' announced

From: Suzanna Lewis <suzi@berkeleybop.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 11:14:36 -0700
Cc: w3c semweb hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-Id: <025F8B43-3CBD-4E96-BAC8-FE93B08888CC@berkeleybop.org>
To: Steve Chervitz <Steve_Chervitz@affymetrix.com>

Hi Steve,

You might take a look at http://www.proteopedia.org/

people can upload their own protein structures as well. its quite nice  
i think.

On Aug 12, 2008, at 5:08 PM, Steve Chervitz wrote:

>
> 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:
>
> http://depth-first.com/articles/2008/05/21/building-chempedia-social-networking-applied-to-chemistry
> http://depth-first.com/articles/2008/07/02/building-chempedia-learning-about-contributors
>
> It inspired me to want to do something analogous for genes  
> (Wikipedia + Entrez Gene, perhaps), and I registered genepedia.org  
> for this purpose, but havenít 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.
>
> Steve
>
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