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

From: Kei Cheung <kei.cheung@yale.edu>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 15:27:12 -0400
To: Matthias Samwald <samwald@gmx.at>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-id: <49CBD710.50009@yale.edu>
I can't speak for neuroscientists who have debated among themselves for 
a long time whether cerebrum and telencephalon are the same. If you talk 
to neuroscientists who are specializing in the study of adult brain or 
embryonic brain, they will probably tell you that the two regions are 
different. For others whose research context is not affected by such a 
developmental difference, they'll probably treat them the same. It's 
really a tough call. The neuroscience community should make that call.

Cheers,

-Kei

 Matthias Samwald wrote:
> Kei,
>
> 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]).
>
> Cheers,
> Matthias
>
> [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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