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Re: Fwd: HCLS IG Note on mapping and publishing life sciences RDF

From: David Booth <david@dbooth.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 17:17:21 -0400
To: "M. Scott Marshall" <mscottmarshall@gmail.com>
Cc: HCLS <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, biohackathon@googlegroups.com, linkedlifedatapracticesnote@googlegroups.com, public-lod@w3.org
Message-ID: <1331673441.2906.17609.camel@dbooth-laptop>
On Tue, 2012-03-13 at 21:16 +0100, M. Scott Marshall wrote:
[ . . . ]
> IG Note (Draft) HCLS IG Note on mapping and publishing life sciences RDF
> [1] https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XzdsjCfPylcyOoNtDfAgz15HwRdCD-0e0ixh21_U0y0/edit?hl=en_US

Nice work on this!  A couple of small editorial suggestions:

1. AFAICT the phrases "a posteriori" and "a priori" are being misused to
mean "afterward" and "beforehand".  These terms actually mean:

http://www.onelook.com/?w=a+posteriori&ls=a
a posteriori: "involving reasoning from facts or particulars to general
principals or from effects to causes ("A posteriori demonstration")'

http://www.onelook.com/?w=a+priori&ls=a
a priori: 'involving deductive reasoning from a general principle to a
necessary effect; not supported by fact ("An a priori judgment")'


2. The intro mentions that "a query for Homo sapiens gene label "Alg2"
in Entrez Gene (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene) returns multiple
results. Among them is one gene located in chromosome 5 (Entrez
ID:85365) and the other in chromosome 9 (Entrez ID:313231), each with
multiple aliases".  But the results that I see show ID:85365 as the ID
for the one on chromosome 9, and the other one (maybe?) has ID 10016:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene?term=Alg2[sym]%20homo%20sapiens


Thanks!


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