W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org > March 2009

Re: blog: semantic dissonance in uniprot

From: Chris Mungall <cjm@berkeleybop.org>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 13:34:51 -0700
Cc: "Kei Cheung" <kei.cheung@yale.edu>, "W3C HCLSIG hcls" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, "Matthias Samwald" <samwald@gmx.at>
Message-Id: <46E1F816-3690-46AC-83A8-FEF7B59B92C7@berkeleybop.org>
To: Michel_Dumontier <Michel_Dumontier@carleton.ca>

On Mar 26, 2009, at 8:33 AM, Michel_Dumontier wrote:

> The Gene Ontology says a Protein (GO:0003675) is a Thing (the entity
> was removed, but then later added so the identifier wouldn't be  
> reused)

More accurately: very early versions of the GO had a term named  
"protein", but this was obsoleted because it was out of scope for the  
GO. The term was obsoleted, but a historic record is maintained. GO  
does not intend to say "protein is_a thing", what you are seeing is  
probably an artefact of the translation of obsoletion metadata to OWL.
Received on Thursday, 26 March 2009 20:35:36 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 17:20:41 UTC