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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 16:24:30 -0400
Message-ID: <49CBE47E.2010200@openlinksw.com>
To: Kei Cheung <kei.cheung@yale.edu>
CC: Michel_Dumontier <Michel_Dumontier@carleton.ca>, Matthias Samwald <samwald@gmx.at>, public-semweb-lifesci <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Kei Cheung wrote:
> Good point. I agree. It'll be more scientifically and politically 
> correct. :-)
>
> Kingsley, could you make this update as Michel suggested?
Michel's suggestion requires a Wikipedia page edit. At this point in 
time "owl:sameAs" is the most representative claim based on the 
Wikipedia page.

Kingsley
>
> -Kei
>
> Michel_Dumontier wrote:
>> 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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>>   
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