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Re: DBpedia to OBO mapping: did someone already work on it?

From: Matthias Samwald <samwald@gmx.at>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 18:54:11 +0100
Message-ID: <1E404E25EDF742909F8B70507BC6D441@ms>
To: "Kei Cheung" <kei.cheung@yale.edu>
Cc: "public-semweb-lifesci" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

The entry for Telencephaolon redirects to Cerebrum, which suggests that 
'telencephalon' and 'cerebrum' are synonyms that refer to the same thing / 
the same class of things. Reflecting on the neuroscientific literature I 
read, the term 'telencephalon' is more often used in context of the 
developing brain, while the term 'cerebrum' is more often used in the 
context of the adult brain.
owl:sameAs or owl:equivalentClass might be ok here, but I would need to 
analyze the literature more thoroughly. Alternatively, a relationship such 
as 'Cerebrum derives_from Telencephalon' could be stated (derives_from is a 
relation defined in the relation ontology [1]).


[1] http://www.obofoundry.org/ro/#OBO_REL:derives_from

> Matthias,
> In DBPedia, the following pages describe 2 brain regions (Telencephalon 
> and Cerebrum):
> http://dbpedia.org/resource/Telencephalon
> http://dbpedia.org/page/Cerebrum
> NIFSTD is listed as one of the neuroscience ontologies through BioPortal, 
> its description of cerebrum is available at:
> http://bioportal.bioontology.org/visualize/39595/p15:birnlex_1042
> If you read the editorial note (written by Bill Bug), it says:
> "It isn't clear all would agree Cerebrum and Telencephalon are 
> equivalent."
> Should we use "sameAs" or something else?
> Cheers,
> -Kei
> Matthias Samwald wrote:
>> Question: Does a mapping between DBpedia and the OBO ontologies exist? 
>> Has someone already invested some time in doing this, or at least 
>> reviewed how to best approach it?
>> Given the central position of DBpedia in the linked data cloud and its 
>> rich content in the biomedical domain, creating such a mapping is an 
>> obvious (and very useful) thing to do.
>> Cheers,
>> Matthias Samwald
>> DERI Galway, Ireland
>> http://deri.ie/
>> Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution & Cognition Research, Austria
>> http://kli.ac.at/
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