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Re: Can RDFa be used on XML: pharma information

From: Oliver Ruebenacker <curoli@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 09:32:24 -0400
Message-ID: <5639badd0906230632p26bf0bedi6748326ad1a04b7@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
     Hello,

  A nice example of the traps of data linking. The data seems to say
that Einstein was born in the Federal Republic of Germany. In fact, he
was born before the FRG was founded.

     Take care
     Oliver

On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 9:22 AM, Rick Jelliffe<rjelliffe@allette.com.au> wrote:
> Egon Willighagen wrote:
>>
>> The problem here is to define what attributes your XML will use to
>> define the RDFa hooks... what attributes will define a new subject,
>> the predicate, and how you define the object...
>>
>>
>
> Yes, we lose the  html:base element and html:link, but why would we lose the
> predicates?   @rel and @rev would presumably be available on any element:
> couldn't it be used so that instead of
>
> <div about="http://dbpedia.org/resource/Albert_Einstein">
>  <span property="foaf:name">Albert Einstein</span>
>  <span property="dbp:dateOfBirth" datatype="xsd:date">1879-03-14</span>
>  <div rel="dbp:birthPlace" resource="http://dbpedia.org/resource/Germany">
>   <span property="dbp:conventionalLongName">Federal Republic of
> Germany</span>
>  </div>
> </div>
>
> I can have
>
> <person about="http://dbpedia.org/resource/Albert_Einstein">
>  <name property="foaf:name">Albert Einstein</name>
>  <dob property="dbp:dateOfBirth" datatype="xsd:date">1879-03-14</dob>
>  <nation rel="dbp:birthPlace"
> resource="http://dbpedia.org/resource/Germany">
>   <name property="dbp:conventionalLongName">Federal Republic of
> Germany</name>
>  </nation>
> </person>
>
> It seems to me that where-ever RDFa does not rely on HTML semantics, it
> "should" be free (there is no conceptual impediment) to use on XML: it can
> certainly determine whether an XML element has a legit XMLliteral or mixed
> or element content.
>
>> Because the XML is using a local namespace, it will be unrecognizable
>> for any client... however, given you define those attributes (or via
>> new elements), you should be able to embed this RDFa in the HTML more
>> easily too...
>>
>
> What is the necessary difference, for an RDFa engine, between
>
> <span about="urn:ISBN:0091808189" typeof="biblio:book"
>          property="dc:title">
>     Canteen Cuisine
> </span>
>
> and
>
> <my:book about="urn:ISBN:0091808189" typeof="biblio:book"
>          property="dc:title">
>     Canteen Cuisine
> </my:book>
>
> Cheers
> Rick Jelliffe
>
>
>



-- 
Oliver Ruebenacker, Computational Cell Biologist
BioPAX Integration at Virtual Cell (http://vcell.org/biopax)
Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling
http://www.oliver.curiousworld.org
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