W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org > January 2007

RE: Answers to questions about BioPortal

From: Nigam Haresh Shah <nigam@stanford.edu>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 13:20:21 -0800
Message-ID: <1168550421.45a6aa153853d@webmail.stanford.edu>
To: "Kashyap, Vipul" <VKASHYAP1@PARTNERS.ORG>
Cc: Trish Whetzel <whetzel@pcbi.upenn.edu>, kc28 <kei.cheung@yale.edu>, Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>, w3c semweb hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

> I too, am not clear about the use case for instance versioning? So if
> "Tom"
> is an instance of the class "Person", what does it mean to have multiple
> versions of Tom? Maybe there are some use cases that make sense in the
> lifesciences context?
>
> ---Vipul

Have an example for this one: If the instance is of a the class "Tumor" then
on giving treatment it changes in size, shape etc, and might ultimately
disappear. On each visit we are observing a different version of the tumor
instance [in Tom].

Regards,
Nigam.
Received on Thursday, 11 January 2007 21:20:29 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 17:20:21 UTC