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

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 14:56:05 -0400
Message-ID: <49CBCFC5.20502@openlinksw.com>
To: Kei Cheung <kei.cheung@yale.edu>
CC: Matthias Samwald <samwald@gmx.at>, public-semweb-lifesci <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Kei Cheung wrote:
> Matthias,
>
> In DBPedia, the following pages describe 2 brain regions 
> (Telencephalon and Cerebrum):
>
> http://dbpedia.org/resource/Telencephalon
> http://dbpedia.org/page/Cerebrum
<http://dbpedia.org/resource/Telencephalon> dbpprop:redirect 
<http://dbpedia.org/resource/Cerebrum>

DBpedia world view should be formally expressed as:
<http://dbpedia.org/resource/Telencephalon> owl:sameAs 
<http://dbpedia.org/resource/Cerebrum>

Based on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telencephalon which reads:
The *cerebrum or telencephalon*, together with the diencephalon, 
constitute the forebrain....

If doesn't set off a war, I'll issue a SPARQL Update :-)


Kingsley
>
> 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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