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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 17:18:58 -0400
Message-ID: <49CBF142.9060803@openlinksw.com>
To: Matthias Samwald <samwald@gmx.at>
CC: Kei Cheung <kei.cheung@yale.edu>, public-semweb-lifesci <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Matthias Samwald wrote:
> Kei,
>
> The entry for Telencephaolon redirects to Cerebrum, which suggests 
> that 'telencephalon' and 'cerebrum' are synonyms that refer to the 
> same thing / the same class of things. Reflecting on the 
> neuroscientific literature I read, the term 'telencephalon' is more 
> often used in context of the developing brain, while the term 
> 'cerebrum' is more often used in the context of the adult brain.
> owl:sameAs or owl:equivalentClass might be ok here, but I would need 
> to analyze the literature more thoroughly. Alternatively, a 
> relationship such as 'Cerebrum derives_from Telencephalon' could be 
> stated (derives_from is a relation defined in the relation ontology [1]).
>
> Cheers,
> Matthias
>
> [1] http://www.obofoundry.org/ro/#OBO_REL:derives_from
Matthias,

All good, but any changes have to go through Wikipedia re. DBpedia.

Kingsley
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>> Matthias,
>>
>> In DBPedia, the following pages describe 2 brain regions 
>> (Telencephalon and Cerebrum):
>>
>> http://dbpedia.org/resource/Telencephalon
>> http://dbpedia.org/page/Cerebrum
>>
>> 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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