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Re: blog: semantic dissonance in uniprot

From: Peter Ansell <ansell.peter@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 08:38:49 +1000
Message-ID: <a1be7e0e0903261538l1dfd94cevd8c7f5c0abddf604@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Madden <john.madden@duke.edu>
Cc: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, Michel_Dumontier <Michel_Dumontier@carleton.ca>, W3C HCLSIG hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
2009/3/27 John Madden <john.madden@duke.edu>:
> Hi Peter,
>> It would be infinitely better than seeAlso where you have no idea what
>> the intent is, other than it isn't owl:sameAs or anything else in
>> between.
> Of course, you could create a property ex:similarTo in your own namespace,
> and then declare that
>        ex:similarTo rdfs:subPropertyOf rdf:seeAlso .
> Then you could just make some English language usage recommendations about
> ex:similarTo.

Yep, then program developers will know to emphasise this particular
link in a certain way, and not just dump it in the general links

If anyone has suggestions for properties like this that would be
applicable to Bio2RDF database interlinks btw, Michel and I (and the
rest of the group) would be keen to hear about them so that we can put
them into practice.


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