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RE: blog: semantic dissonance in uniprot

From: Colin Batchelor <BatchelorC@rsc.org>
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 17:49:04 +0000
To: "'marshall@science.uva.nl'" <marshall@science.uva.nl>, W3C HCLSIG hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6C381FB101CF4540A47EA1D49E827D4E2B3391B191@topaz.rsc-network.org>
M. Scott Marshall writes:

> The blog is from Benjamin Good (from Mark Wilkinson's Lab) and was
> referenced during a napkin discussion I had with Marco Roos and Ben
> about how one could best refer to a protein in text-mined triples.

Species disambiguation in text mining is harder than one might think.  A project that looks useful in this regard is Uniprot's younger sibling PRO (http://pir.georgetown.edu/pro/), which is being compiled at the Protein Information Resource at Georgetown and provides a species-independent backoff for when you don't know where your smad or rigor mortis came from.

Best wishes,
Colin.


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