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Re: blog: semantic dissonance in uniprot

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 14:07:46 +0000
Message-Id: <6ED42C17-B37F-4776-ADA5-ABEFAC3CB35A@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
To: samwald@gmx.at
On 24 Mar 2009, at 12:43, samwald@gmx.at wrote:

>> On 24 Mar 2009, at 12:20, samwald@gmx.at wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>>   Can any one name a real world example of where confusion  
>>>> between an
>>>> entity and its record was issue?
>>>
>>> I would say that 80% of the RDF/OWL ontologies lingering somewhere
>>> on the web are examples.
>>
>> Such a violation of Sturgeon's Law[1] would be cause for much  
>> rejoicing!
>
> Yes, I was actually thinking about 90% first, but then the OBO  
> Foundry ontologies are becoming more widespread (and do not have  
> this issue), and DBpedia shows some awareness of these issues, too...
>
>> I'd be interested in doing a survey on this to determine how
>> widespread the problem really is. Is there a reasonable corpus that
>> approximates your experience?
>
> That was my experience when using the entire web as a corpus, i.e.,  
> searching for existing ontologies for a certain use-case via  
> Swoogle, Sindice etc.

Sorry, I mean a well defined corpus, i.e., a specific set of ontologies.

To replicate your actual corpus, I would need the use-case and the  
query in question, though I'd rather have the results directly as well.

Cheers,
Bijan.
Received on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 14:04:05 UTC

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