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Re: Single defined term vs plurality of terms (was Protein representation with a Bioschemas context ())

From: Anders Riutta <anders.riutta@gladstone.ucsf.edu>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:04:56 -0800
Message-ID: <CAJEHyTn+1o1RVv51W4wgN0hZNid_7XXt1JQbxgftB2YnLS+cXA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-bioschemas@w3.org" <public-bioschemas@w3.org>
Hi all,

In a separate message, Alasdair provided some additional context on the two

*Single defined term:* the profile states what is the ontology term to use
> for a specific property. (This is what we are doing with the schema.org terms
> where they exist. Where they don’t exist we are selecting a term from an
> appropriate domain ontology. This does not prevent the data provider from
> also providing other terms, or making same as declarations.)
> *Plurality of terms:* the profile states the name of a property but does
> not state which ontology term to use for it. Each data provider is free to
> select whichever term they see fit. (There is no consistency of markup for
> a protein from one provider to another. Consumers of the markup need to be
> aware of equivalence of terms and make the inference. This is the exact
> opposite of schema.org.)

The "single defined term" option makes the most sense to me.

On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 4:10 AM, Gray, Alasdair J G <A.J.G.Gray@hw.ac.uk>

> Leyla
> On 14 Nov 2017, at 11:03, Leyla Garcia <ljgarcia@ebi.ac.uk> wrote:
> I would also suggest to Governance group to propose a data for voting in
> this matter as, at some point, we have to make a decision. No pressure, but
> it would be great if such decision can be reached before the first week of
> December so it can be included in the poster we will have at SWAT4LS.
> The governance group have been discussing the fact that we need to bring
> this discussion to a close, but we also want it to have the freedom to
> explore the issues. We were about to draw it to a vote when we reached
> agreement on the direct use ontology terms rather than using the
> additionalProperty mechanism.
> The remaining issue now is whether we want a single defined term or allow
> data providers freedom to use whatever terms they see fit.
> Let see if we can reach consensus on this, otherwise we will put it to a
> vote.
> Alasdair
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