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RE: blog: semantic dissonance in uniprot

From: Michel_Dumontier <Michel_Dumontier@carleton.ca>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 16:41:26 -0400
To: "Chris Mungall" <cjm@berkeleybop.org>
Cc: "Kei Cheung" <kei.cheung@yale.edu>, "W3C HCLSIG hcls" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, "Matthias Samwald" <samwald@gmx.at>
I found it with the EBI's OLS service


oh, I was going to ask - what tool should we use for obo2owl nowadays?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org [mailto:public-semweb-
> lifesci-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Chris Mungall
> Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 4:35 PM
> To: Michel_Dumontier
> Cc: Kei Cheung; W3C HCLSIG hcls; Matthias Samwald
> Subject: Re: blog: semantic dissonance in uniprot
> 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.
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