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Re: blog: semantic dissonance in uniprot

From: Wacek Kusnierczyk <Waclaw.Marcin.Kusnierczyk@idi.ntnu.no>
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2009 09:47:19 +0200
Message-ID: <49D46D87.7050103@idi.ntnu.no>
To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
CC: public-semweb-lifesci <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Pat Hayes wrote:
>
> On Mar 31, 2009, at 7:49 AM, Oliver Ruebenacker wrote:
>
>>  What about this statement:
>>
>>  "Two grams of hydrogen react with 16 grams of oxygen to 18 grams of
>> water"
>
> If I were trying to do a professional job of 'ontologizing' this, it
> would be a formal rendering of:
>
> Every reaction in which the participants are an amount1 comprising
> hydrogen and an amount2 comprising oxygen, is an oxidation reaction

this is a redox (reduction-oxidation) reaction, where the hydrogen is
oxidized, but the oxygen is reduced ;)

vQ
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