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Re: blog: semantic dissonance in uniprot

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 09:42:25 -0500
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-Id: <371E7AD7-422D-40FA-8AA1-0B5C8E49E826@ihmc.us>
To: Wacek Kusnierczyk <Waclaw.Marcin.Kusnierczyk@idi.ntnu.no>

On Apr 2, 2009, at 2:47 AM, Wacek Kusnierczyk wrote:

> 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 ;)

OK, thanks. Chemistry was never my strongest subject at school.

Pat

>
> vQ
>
>

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