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Re: BioRDF: URI Best Practices

From: William Bug <William.Bug@DrexelMed.edu>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 13:29:54 +0100
Message-Id: <34C0DBE9-B084-4779-BF51-BEE6F804584C@DrexelMed.edu>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
To: samwald@gmx.at
Forgive me if I'm missing the point or just stating the obvious, but  
the "Generate OWLDoc" feature in Protégé - at least for Protégé-OWL  
files, works very nicely.  It's not the dynamically-generated view  
I'd really want ultimately, but it works great for a snapshot of an  
OWL-based ontology.

For an example, see the BIRNLex lexical index we are compiling within  
the BIRN Ontology Task Force:

Click on "View BIRNLex-Draft"

I'll definitely take a look at RAP, because in the end, we really  
need something much more dynamic than this - though there's no reason  
to think the code used in Protégé to generate OWLDocs couldn't work  
off an OWL stream constructed by querying a persistent store of some  

On Jul 24, 2006, at 12:16 PM, samwald@gmx.at wrote:

>> I too would be interested in understanding why people in the life
>> sciences don't use URLs, because I think the advantage of using
>> them is absolutely huge. Being able to "GET my meaning" [1] makes
>> the Semantic web so easy to explain, so simple to read, so
>> beautiful all in all that one really needs to have an amazing
>> reason not to go that way.
> What we need is a simple tool (preferably based on server-side PHP  
> scripts) that we can use to 'publish' our ontologies automatically  
> in the way you describe. Are there any?
> RAP [1] already has some of the functionality I am thinking of [2],  
> but we would also need a tool that helps us generating the  
> descriptive HTML for each resource. All of that should be possible  
> through a simple, one-click 'upload & publish' function in the tool.
> [1] http://www.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/suhl/bizer/rdfapi/
> [2] http://www.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/suhl/bizer/rdfapi/tutorial/ 
> netapi.html
> cheers,
> Matthias
> .
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Bill Bug
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