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Re: [hcls] Harmonization of labels, descriptions and definitions

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 May 2007 12:59:05 -0400
Message-Id: <FC6E273D-C3DC-4EA6-B0C7-3C36B22FE67D@gmail.com>
Cc: William Bug <William.Bug@DrexelMed.edu>, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org, cjm@fruitfly.org
To: samwald@gmx.at
In think in the short term, in context of the HCLS demo, we can use  
SPARUL rules to convert various forms of definitions and labels to  
the usual rdfs:comment and rdfs:label. The only issue I see is that  
there is a need for secondary labels (or conversely primary labels),  
so we might want to borrow skos:prefLabel for cases where we need  
this. Still, I would have that be redundant with rdfs:label.

Course there is a problem with, e.g. multiple synonyms - how does one  
choose the rdfs:label to use in display if there are so many that are  
not distinguished?


On May 25, 2007, at 11:44 AM, samwald@gmx.at wrote:

> I and some other people have already nagged Chris about the  
> representation of defintions and synonyms in the OWL versions of  
> OBO ontologies.
> This is partly related to a larger problem, namely the  
> inhomogeneous representation of labels, descriptions and  
> definitions among biomedical Semantic Web ontologies. I have  
> started a Wiki page on this topic:

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