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Re: KB note

From: Matthias Samwald <samwald@gmx.at>
Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 11:57:40 +0200
Message-ID: <54EEC88660C443EFBFF22DC351F837B8@tessellate>
To: <kc28@email.med.yale.edu>
Cc: "M. Scott Marshall" <marshall@science.uva.nl>, <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

> 1. In the "Future directions and plans" section, I would add the following
> sentences at the beginning. "In creating an ontology, one may consider 
> using
> the pre-coordinated approach and/or the post-coordinated approach. It will 
> be
> interesting to explore these approaches in the future 
> development/evolution of
> SenseLab ontologies."

The short discussion we had about this was not directly related to the 
SenseLab ontologies. Addressing issues of post- vs. pre-coordination would 
need to take much more than just a short sentence and is probably beyond the 
scope of the document.

The difference between "Knowledgebase" and "Knowledge base" is mostly 
linguistic and not ontological. Since my native language is German, and 
German tends to be a synthetic language [1], I erroneously used the first 

> 2. In the "Conclusion" section, I would change the last sentence slightly 
> and
> add another sentence after it. So it reads: "Since the quality of these 
> tools
> is rapidly improving, this may cease to be an issue in the near future.
> SenseLab ontologies may help drive the improvement of current ontology
> editors."

I added "[...] The detailed analysis of the experiences with the SenseLab 
ontologies and other complex biomedical ontologies may help drive the 
improvement of current ontology editors."

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synthetic_language

Matthias Samwald
Received on Saturday, 24 May 2008 09:58:44 UTC

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