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Re: Relations in RDF

From: Jim McCusker <james.mccusker@yale.edu>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 12:04:29 -0400
Message-ID: <BANLkTi=2pbvusCjp=+vt0vQrQe5pfDO+aQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: James Malone <malone@ebi.ac.uk>
Cc: HCLS <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, "M. Scott Marshall" <mscottmarshall@gmail.com>
The group I work in at Yale has published a paper on models like this,
we try to re-use predicates when possible, and is_about is a core
property we use:

http://arxiv.org/abs/1012.1648

On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 11:42 AM, James Malone <malone@ebi.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hi Scott, All,
>
> I was wondering what the general take is on predicates in RDF
> representations used by the HCLS group. I've been looking at our RDF model
> for Gene Expression Atlas at EBI and presently I'm using the same "is_about"
> relation for a lot of the predicates as this is the lowest level of
> constraint from the OBO Foundry folks for some of these information
> relations. Alan Ruttenberg tells me that empirical evidence suggests that
> using a larger number of relationships correlates to poorer ontologies.
> However, I've also been told from various RDF advocates that having more
> granular level predicates is useful for querying. Are there any thoughts
> from the group on this? I have no preconceptions here (I have no reason to
> disbelieve Alan or the RDF folks) so open to thoughts and suggestions.
>
> Cheers,
>
> James
>
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Jim McCusker
Programmer Analyst
Krauthammer Lab, Pathology Informatics
Yale School of Medicine
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Tetherless World Constellation
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