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Re: [hcls] A map of the Semantic Web for life science and health care

From: <samwald@gmx.at>
Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 16:11:03 +0200
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Message-ID: <20070623141103.152860@gmx.net>
To: Eric Jain <Eric.Jain@isb-sib.ch>

> The metaphor is clearly flawed, or else surely UniProt would be depicted
> in 
> the center :-)

:) We will see, this is just a quick sketch do demonstrate the idea for the graphics. Uniprot (and protein / gene resources in general) might indeed end up being positioned at the center, at least of the 'life science' areas. The 'health care' information resources make less use of it at the moment.

> Does a simple
> HTTP-based 
> resolver count as a "mapping file"?

That depends on what the resolver is doing. If we can resolve a URI and get back an RDF graph that contains triples involving the same URI, then yes. If it only allows us to get back some related stuff (e.g. HTML pages), then we don't have a connection of two RDF resources and cannot draw a connection.

> Also, a resource such as UniProt, while focussed on proteins, has various 

If a single resource deals with two related kinds of information (arbitrary example: genes and proteins), then I will try to position it on the border between those two areas.
In the rare cases where this should not be possible, the representation of the ontology is split and the two sub-ontologies are shown as separate entities.



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