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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


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.


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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