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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 15:32:00 -0400
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: Matthias Samwald <samwald@gmx.at>, public-semweb-lifesci <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-id: <49CBD830.1020805@yale.edu>
I think sameAs might be a better reflection (than redirect) of what is 
being said in wikipedia (human readable page). Again this doesn't 
reflect the opinion of the neuroscience community. With this 
understanding in mind, I think it might be OK to make the update. Of 
course, we may still change it in the future.

-Kei

Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> 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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