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Re: A Fresh Look Proposal (HL7)

From: conor dowling <conor-dowling@caregraf.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 09:12:26 -0700
Message-ID: <CALfFB19aozoStcqwpgaLhf__Pk4z6T-GiYvS2wcHt4f+KKGMWA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mark <markw@illuminae.com>
Cc: Michael Miller <Michael.Miller@systemsbiology.org>, "Hau, Dave (NIH/NCI) [E]" <haudt@mail.nih.gov>, Jim McCusker <james.mccusker@yale.edu>, John Madden <john.madden@duke.edu>, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
not to be too pedantic but I think turtle let's you add language to literals
...

"conor"@en
"conchuir"@ga

or some such.

One other use of the XML form is in XML toolchains. You can XSLT the RDF to
something else. For example, you can take a graph of patient data and XSLT
to a CCD if XSLT is your poison.

Conor

On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 9:02 AM, Mark <markw@illuminae.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 24 Aug 2011 08:48:04 -0700, conor dowling <
> conor-dowling@caregraf.com> wrote:
>
>
>  true but I think this is more comfort and tool-chain stuff than a matter
>> of
>> XML as the best medium. RDF/XML is not at all popular with RDF-tool folks.
>> It's the evil step brother who isn't allowed in the house where turtle
>> etc.
>> lives. I used to use it a lot but I only serialize it out now for those
>> who
>> like XML.
>>
>
>
> I just want to interject in this conversation on this particular point,
> because I think I have something ~~~useful to say... (???)
>
> The (only??) benefit I have ever found from the XML serialization of RDF is
> that you can encode the language.  Native RDF has absolutely no way to
> represent e.g. labels/definitions in different languages.  As far as I am
> aware, the only way to have multi-lingual RDF is in the XML encoding...
>
> I think this is a flaw in RDF, that is *saved* by the XML serialization...
> though I am not in any way a "fan" of this bloated representation.
>  Nevertheless, we're not creating a semantic web for Anglophones... we're
> creating it for the world!  so... unless I am missing something obvious (and
> I may be!) I still rely on the XML serialization in order to promote
> internationalization of the knowledge that is being represented...
>
> Mark
>
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