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Re: Question about standardization

From: Michael Hucka <mhucka@caltech.edu>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 19:23:47 -0700
Message-ID: <18954.12083.348737.807122@frantic.local>
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Hi Oliver,

Thanks for your reply.

  curoli> You just have to allow some time for people here
  curoli> to get familiar with SBML, and to navigate the
  curoli> buerocracy.

OK.  What would be the best way to help that along?

  curoli> Systems Biology is a central theme in the HCLSIG,
  curoli> although it is not very clear where it fits into
  curoli> the current organization: HCLSIG has six task
  curoli> forces, of which at least about half have a strong
  curoli> connection to Systems Biology, although none of
  curoli> them really focusses on it.

In the context of HCLSIG's charter, it might be interesting
to bring up the fact that SBML tries to be very supportive
of annotations and semantic web technologies.  (I know
Oliver is aware of the following, but for other people:) For
example, there is an explicit scheme in SBML for annotating
elements of a computational model with references to
(external) ontologies.  SBML specifies that these
annotations should be done using some basic RDF syntax.
There even exists a cool system, MIRIAM Resources
(http://www.ebi.ac.uk/miriam/), to help software systems
create links from model elements to (external) resources.

Does this semantic webishness help bring SBML closer to
HCLSIG?

Thanks,
MH
Received on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 02:24:22 GMT

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