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Re: drug side effects

From: Matthias Samwald <samwald@gmx.at>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 11:41:40 +0200
Message-ID: <E094F06F41BE4B5DB352C1238AA3B634@ms>
To: "Peter Ansell" <ansell.peter@gmail.com>
Cc: "public-semweb-lifesci" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Peter Ansell wrote:
> I will have to investigate how aTags works more deeply. I developed my
> own tagging vocabulary [1] but it hasn't seen many uses so far. From a
> rough view, the terms:hasEvidence URI seems to map well to aTags
> although it might be a bit specialised. Is [2] the only place aTags
> are described?

Establishing new schemas/vocabularies and popularizing widespread use is 
very hard. This is the rationale behind re-using the SIOC vocabulary in the 
aTag project -- aTags are basically  a convention on how to use a simple 
subset of SIOC plus established domain ontologies to encode information, 
without requiring consensus on some new vocabulary. SIOC is _relatively_ 
widespread and already implemented in several tools such as Wordpress, 
Drupal, Virtuoso etc. There will hopefully be a small workshop paper coming 
out about this soon.

-- Matthias
 
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