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Re: My task from last week: Semantic free identifiers

From: Andrea Splendiani <andrea.splendiani@bbsrc.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 20:11:57 +0000
Message-ID: <339406500905922@jngomktg.net>
To: Helena Deus <helenadeus@gmail.com>
Cc: Matt Vagnoni <matthew.vagnoni@uth.tmc.edu>, Mark <markw@illuminae.com>, HCLS <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
I think the point is not "having to use names".
There are cases where IDs are just the best options (see my tax number).

It's that in some case, and again, I had some use case in mind which is more
"in the wild" than biomedical ontologies... if we want to define property
for something that is more or less "hasPrice"... should it be:

http://heiLookThereIsAPrefixHereThatPeopleDontUseWithoutCheckingTheManual#hasPrice

or 

http://heiLookThereIsAPrefixHereThatPeopleDontUseWithoutCheckingTheManual#1

?

Again, this may get a bit off topic in biomedical ontologies... so perhaps
its out of this mailing list.

However... if we really need to rely only tools, there would not be for
rather heavy non-binary files to begin with...

ciao,
Andrea



Il giorno 20/giu/2011, alle ore 21.03, Helena Deus ha scritto:

> 
> 
> When applied to instances (but not to Classes and Predicates) I am less
adverse to having non-semantic identifiers.  Still, I haven't seen a really
good reason why that exceeds all the  reasons to use semantic identifiers.  

> 
> Example number 2: hypothetical protein domains
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_of_unknown_function)
> (This would apply to classes,I'm sure someone can think of an equivalent
example from a property ;-) ). 
> 
> My objection is not so much about using names but about using WHICH
names... People tend to not agree when it comes to naming things... Even if
you consider that "everyone" speaks English, then which flavour of English
should the names be in?  American english or british english? Trash or
Rubbish? ;-)
> 
> -- 
> Helena F. Deus
> Post-Doctoral Researcher at DERI/NUIG
> http://lenadeus.info/
> 

Andrea Splendiani
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Centre for Mathematical and Computational Biology
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