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Re: Health Care and Life Sciences SemanticWb on iPhone and iPod touch

From: Donald Doherty <donald.doherty@actionpotential.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 16:37:45 -0500
Cc: Kei Cheung <kei.cheung@yale.edu>, HCLS <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-Id: <A14EBC86-ED4F-4179-B1F8-51211DFF7182@actionpotential.com>
To: Peter Ansell <ansell.peter@gmail.com>
Peter,
Complete order.
Don

On Dec 17, 2009, at 5:01 PM, Peter Ansell wrote:

> 2009/12/18 Donald Doherty <donald.doherty@actionpotential.com>:
>> Hi Kei,
>>
>> Great to hear from you and the podcast idea is excellent. I wonder,  
>> is there
>> any effort to have semantics attached to the podcasts? That'd be  
>> cool to
>> have triples indicating content.
>>
>> The main difficulty with making an iPhone app work with multiple  
>> SPARQL
>> endpoints, from my perspective, is due to 1) differing coverage and  
>> content,
>> 2) differing structures, and 3) differing URIs. Number 3 is the  
>> easiest to
>> deal with.
>>
>> An application that goes straight to the endpoints without using a  
>> server to
>> do translation, aggregation, etc. across endpoints must either do  
>> all of
>> this itself (too much for an iPhone app) or get its full content   
>> from the
>> endpoint it uses.
>>
>> Detailed PubMed information, for instance, is a very important  
>> feature to
>> scientists. Only the Bio2RDF endpoints provide details including  
>> abstracts
>> in RDF. All endpoints seem to have the authors associated with a  
>> particular
>> paper but a big limitation of every endpoint is that it is  
>> impossible to
>> reconstruct the order of the authors. (At least I haven't found a  
>> way.)
>
> Are you interested in the complete order or just the first author
> separate from all of the rest?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Peter
Received on Friday, 18 December 2009 21:38:20 UTC

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