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

From: Michel_Dumontier <Michel_Dumontier@carleton.ca>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 15:42:23 -0400
Message-ID: <AB349814F1ECB143A5D4CD29C7A6456903AADBA8@CCSEXB10.CUNET.CARLETON.CA>
To: "Kei Cheung" <kei.cheung@yale.edu>, "Kingsley Idehen" <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Cc: "Matthias Samwald" <samwald@gmx.at>, "public-semweb-lifesci" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
But Kei - if you are aware that differences exist between these
entities, that they are unequivocally _not_ the same - then you should
not use owl:sameAs. A better relation is rdfs:seeAlso ... that they are
related in some way, but there is uncertainty as to what the relation
is, until the community figures out how exactly.

-=Michel=-

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org [mailto:public-semweb-
> lifesci-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Kei Cheung
> Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 3:32 PM
> To: Kingsley Idehen
> Cc: Matthias Samwald; public-semweb-lifesci
> Subject: Re: DBpedia to OBO mapping: did someone already work on it?
> 
> 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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