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Adding addition OWL & RDF artifacts to the NC RDF repository

From: William Bug <William.Bug@DrexelMed.edu>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 14:36:03 -0400
To: public-semweb-lifesci hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Message-Id: <17962B6D-C125-45C7-B701-70C9BB766AF5@DrexelMed.edu>
Cc: Rees Jonathan <jar@mumble.net>, Chris Mungall <cjm@fruitfly.org>
Hi Alan,

Here's the GO/NCBO/Berkeley list that Chris Mungall curates (a page  
I'm certain you've been to many times):

As you know, it contains - among a host of other XML-based formats -  
XML-serialized OWL & RDF versions of most all OBO ontologies, as well  
as an extensive collection of mappings (also available in RDF & OWL).

Rather than going through and copy & pasting ALL the OWL & RDF links  
into a text file, I thought I just send this reminder and cc to  
Chris, as he may have other ideas about how to get these into the NC  
repository that don't include error-prone copy & pasting or require  
someone to write a scraper for this page.

It would also be worth other members of HCLS IG pitching in to help  
give you some sense of priorities for these files.  I could give you  
my sense of that - but that may be less inclusive than we really want  
for future HCLS IG demos or NC efforts in general.

In terms of scraping the page, everything is pretty regularized (and  
probably algorithmically generated, if I know Chris).

For the ontologies themselves, the URL template appears to be:

For the inter-ontology maps, the URL template appears to be:
<ontology1_xp_ontology2>/< ontology1_xp_ontology2 >.owl
ontology1_xp_ontology2 >/< ontology1_xp_ontology2 >.rdf

'xp' for 'cross-product', I assume.

So to create a priority list, we'd just need the name of the  
ontology.  Everything else could be done algorithmically.


Bill Bug
Senior Research Analyst/Ontological Engineer

Laboratory for Bioimaging  & Anatomical Informatics
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy
Drexel University College of Medicine
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