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Re: Question about standardization

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 09:23:31 +0100
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Message-Id: <AF649B9B-99E6-4B15-B4D3-ADB318A64632@cs.manchester.ac.uk>
To: "Michael Hucka" <mhucka@caltech.edu>
On 13 May 2009, at 03:23, Michael Hucka wrote:

> Hi Oliver,
>
> Thanks for your reply.
[snip]
> 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?

MIchael, there's no question in my mind that HCLSIG is a perfectly  
find venue to discuss SBML and do HCLSIG style things elated to it.

That's distinct from the question whether HCLSIG can produce a  
recommendation based on SBML. It can't without a charter change  
because it (almost certainly) can't produce recommendations.

Cheers,
Bijan.
Received on Wednesday, 13 May 2009 08:24:10 GMT

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