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Re: Health Care and Life Sciences SemanticWb on iPhone and iPod touch

From: Peter Ansell <ansell.peter@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 08:01:51 +1000
Message-ID: <a1be7e0e0912171401p2e76a9dcy9c6bec05db0ea967@mail.gmail.com>
To: Donald Doherty <donald.doherty@actionpotential.com>
Cc: Kei Cheung <kei.cheung@yale.edu>, HCLS <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
2009/12/18 Donald Doherty <donald.doherty@actionpotential.com>:
> Hi Kei,
> Great to hear from you and the podcast idea is excellent. I wonder, is there
> any effort to have semantics attached to the podcasts? That'd be cool to
> have triples indicating content.
> The main difficulty with making an iPhone app work with multiple SPARQL
> endpoints, from my perspective, is due to 1) differing coverage and content,
> 2) differing structures, and 3) differing URIs. Number 3 is the easiest to
> deal with.
> An application that goes straight to the endpoints without using a server to
> do translation, aggregation, etc. across endpoints must either do all of
> this itself (too much for an iPhone app) or get its full content  from the
> endpoint it uses.
> Detailed PubMed information, for instance, is a very important feature to
> scientists. Only the Bio2RDF endpoints provide details including abstracts
> in RDF. All endpoints seem to have the authors associated with a particular
> paper but a big limitation of every endpoint is that it is impossible to
> reconstruct the order of the authors. (At least I haven't found a way.)

Are you interested in the complete order or just the first author
separate from all of the rest?


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