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Re: Accession Numbers - Linking Strategies

From: Michel Dumontier <michel.dumontier@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 10:21:24 -0400
Message-ID: <CALcEXf7eqLfYw0OaXBw1dAuCfGBVfxHbp72rz6anhJY-LHRb+w@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Hammond, Tony" <t.hammond@nature.com>
Cc: "public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org" <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, bio2rdf <bio2rdf@googlegroups.com>, IdOrg-board@googlegroups.com
Hi Tony,
  The complete list of Bio2RDF namespaces is at freebase:


Please note that we have submitted our list of datasets and namespaces to
http://identifiers.org, and we are awaiting their incorporation into the
MIRIAM registry. You can submit individual datasets at identifiers.org, if
you need to :)



On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 9:55 AM, Hammond, Tony <t.hammond@nature.com> wrote:

>  Hi:
> This is probably a very simplistic question but I was wondering if there
> were any best practices for linking based on accession numbers for RDF
> documents. There seem to be different service based type mechanisms for
> each individual registry which may not provide the most stable means of
> linking. Correspondingly using lingua francas such as Bio2RDF namespacing
> [1] can also be problematic in that not all the namespaces of interest
> appear to be represented  and these also (as I understand it) provide no
> guarantee for dereference but rather a common URI template.
> So just what is the best policy for linking accession numbers? Or should
> one avoid this.
> Thanks,
> Tony
> [1]
> http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/bio2rdf/index.php?title=Namespace
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Michel Dumontier
Associate Professor of Bioinformatics, Carleton University
Chair, W3C Semantic Web for Health Care and the Life Sciences Interest Group
Received on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 14:22:18 UTC

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