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Re: "molar" for concentration

From: Helena Deus <helenadeus@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 23:16:57 +0100
Message-ID: <CAPkJ_9kijt0PMf1iwR2CoKCMELqgKsTXVJxEyJbC04M0=09JqA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Michael Miller <Michael.Miller@systemsbiology.org>
Cc: Jim McCusker <james.mccusker@yale.edu>, Matthias Samwald <matthias.samwald@meduniwien.ac.at>, W3C HCLSIG hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Hi Michael,

I did mean datatype. I do like the MUO / SI solution, but it's strange that
they don't describe "Molar" (much more widely used) along with "mole"? Sure
enough I can "build" a Molar, as Jim indicated... but I can also "build" a
month or an acceleration from days or meters+time, and yet they provide
it... Interesting...

Thanks all,
Cheers,
Lena

On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 9:15 PM, Michael Miller <
Michael.Miller@systemsbiology.org> wrote:

> hi all,
>
> i did take a quick look at MUO and it does seem sane.
>
> "For instance, MUO has the ability to assert units of measure on n-ary
> observations, ..."
>
> and MUO appears based on SI.
>
> cheers,
> michael
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org [mailto:public-semweb-
> > lifesci-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Jim McCusker
> > Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 12:58 PM
> > To: Matthias Samwald
> > Cc: Helena Deus; W3C HCLSIG hcls
> > Subject: Re: "molar" for concentration
> >
> > In general, you really want to be able to have additional levels of
> > qualification. For instance, MUO has the ability to assert units of
> > measure on n-ary observations, as well as to provide prefUnit
> > annotations on properties. An ontology that generates property URIs
> > for every quality and unit of measure would be huge and very
> > cumbersome, and I think the consensus is to annotate your own
> > properties with units of measure.
> >
> > Jim
> >
> > On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 3:43 PM, Matthias Samwald
> > <matthias.samwald@meduniwien.ac.at> wrote:
> > > Besides the ontologies already mentioned, the unit ontology /
> > > UO (http://obofoundry.org/cgi-bin/detail.cgi?id=unit) also has a
> > class for
> > > "mole" and one for "molar mass unit". But you actually wanted a URI
> > for a
> > > datatype so this (as well as the other ontologies mentioned before)
> > is
> > > probably not what you wanted.
> > >
> > > Does anybody know of an ontology that defines scientific datatypes in
> > OWL 2?
> > >
> > >  - Matthias
> > >
> > > From: Helena Deus
> > > Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 5:23 PM
> > > To: W3C HCLSIG hcls
> > > Subject: "molar" for concentration
> > > Hi all,
> > > Wondering if anyone ever needed/came across a URI for datatype "M"
> > (molar,
> > > as in 10 M -> 10 Molar).
> > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molar_concentration
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > --
> > > Helena F. Deus
> > > Post-Doctoral Researcher at DERI/NUIG
> > > http://lenadeus.info/
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Jim McCusker
> > Programmer Analyst
> > Krauthammer Lab, Pathology Informatics
> > Yale School of Medicine
> > james.mccusker@yale.edu | (203) 785-6330
> > http://krauthammerlab.med.yale.edu
> >
> > PhD Student
> > Tetherless World Constellation
> > Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
> > mccusj@cs.rpi.edu
> > http://tw.rpi.edu
>



-- 
Helena F. Deus
Post-Doctoral Researcher at DERI/NUIG
http://lenadeus.info/
Received on Tuesday, 16 August 2011 22:17:48 UTC

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