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Re: Advancing translational research with the Semantic Web

From: Eric Jain <Eric.Jain@isb-sib.ch>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 17:49:56 +0200
Message-ID: <464C79A4.2070909@isb-sib.ch>
To: public-semweb-lifesci <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

samwald@gmx.at wrote:
> To return to the original question: In many of the biomedical ontologies
> we are currently using or developing most of the biological relations
> that matter ARE already reified. For example, most current ontologies
> would not contain the statement "<A> <binds_to> <B>", rather they would
> contain the two statements "<binding_process> <has_participant> <A> .
> <binding_process> <has_participant> <B>". Statements about believe,
> evidence and provenance can be easily attached to "<binding_process>".
> We have already done this for some ontologies we developed for the Banff
> demo. I think that this approach will proof to be sufficient for most
> use cases, and that the need for reification or fine-grained labeling of
> graphs is generally quite low (but I guess there are exceptions).

How would you say e.g. "protein a is expressed in tissue b, according to 
source c"?
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