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Re: Relations in RDF

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 17:14:12 -0400
To: Chris Mungall <cjmungall@lbl.gov>
Cc: Mark Wilkinson <markw@illuminae.com>, HCLS <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, James Malone <malone@ebi.ac.uk>, "M. Scott Marshall" <mscottmarshall@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <1305234852.1950.20382.camel@dbooth-laptop>
On Wed, 2011-05-04 at 14:27 -0700, Chris Mungall wrote:
> A number of ontologies are starting to use "shortcut" relations. These
> are expanded to more complex class expressions prior to OWL reasoning:
> http://precedings.nature.com/documents/5292/version/1
> http://berkeleybop.org/~cjm/obo2owl/obo-syntax.html#7

I'm curious why you are defining a "macro" language for expanding the
shortcut relations.  Couldn't an existing rules language be used, such
as n3 rules?  If not, why not?

David Booth, Ph.D.

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