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Re: HCLS chartering/next steps Thur 26 May

From: Mikel Egaņa Aranguren <megana@fi.upm.es>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2011 09:16:29 +0200
Message-ID: <4DDF4FCD.9070506@fi.upm.es>
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org

On or., 2011.eko mairen 27a 08:35, Andrea Splendiani wrote:
> Hi,
> long thread... I'm answering to this post, but I have read through it down
> (at least to some point, I'm offline now).
> two things:
> - as for marketing and engagement of outside community, I'm not sure having
> technological-oriented task forces is that bad. Sure BioRDF and LODD are
> confusing, because they are names which relates to something largely unknown
> outside the group. But if you have task forces on, say, biodatabases,
> biostatistics, ... they may look more scientific already. It's a question of
> mapping them to more established "scientific related fields".
> - to get back to my original post, how many people on this list would be
> interested in environmental/agricultural/ecological data ?

I am. In fact most probably I will get some funding from the government 
to publish enrionmental data as LOD in the following weeks


> ciao,
> Andrea
> Il giorno 26/mag/2011, alle ore 15.16, Mark ha scritto:
>> On Thu, 26 May 2011 06:55:07 -0700, Tim Clark
>> <twclark@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu>  wrote:
>>> I would lose the solution-based Task Groups and reformulate them as
>>> problem-based.
>>> for example, BioRDF has been working on gene lists for transcriptomic
>>> experiments, we might recharter that Task Group to work on Genomic
>>> Experiments, for example, or whatever concept area the Task members like
>>> and is a logical step from what they are doing now, but with a PROBLEM
>>> FOCUS ... you see the point.
>> I agree with Tim 100% on this.  There are "subtle underlying benefits" to
>> this approach that I'm quite sensitive to at the moment.  In particular,
>> since many of us are academics, it is important to look "scientific", as
>> opposed to having the appearance of being engineers or software
>> developers.  Centering the groups around problems puts us firmly back on
>> academic ground, and makes it easier for us to live our academic lives in
>> peace :-)  (and easier to get money from research-funding agencies)
>> Mark
> Andrea Splendiani
> Senior Bioinformatics Scientist
> Centre for Mathematical and Computational Biology
> +44(0)1582 763133 ext 2004
> andrea.splendiani@bbsrc.ac.uk

Mikel Egaņa Aranguren, PhD

Marie Curie post-doc at Ontology Engineering Group, UPM
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