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Re: A Fresh Look Proposal (HL7)

From: Mark <markw@illuminae.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 20:22:30 -0700
To: "Jim McCusker" <james.mccusker@yale.edu>
Cc: "Michael Miller" <Michael.Miller@systemsbiology.org>, "conor dowling" <conor-dowling@caregraf.com>, "Hau, Dave (NIH/NCI) [E]" <haudt@mail.nih.gov>, "John Madden" <john.madden@duke.edu>, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.v0q2bsfxdeqt07@mainhome.scl.genome.ad.jp>
:-)  then I stand corrected!

Thanks Jim,

M


On Wed, 24 Aug 2011 09:11:33 -0700, Jim McCusker <james.mccusker@yale.edu>  
wrote:

> That's just flat out wrong. "Diabetes"@en is encoded in English in  
> N3-based
> languages.
>
> Jim
>
> On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 12:02 PM, 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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