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jane at ebi.ac.uk
Wed Nov 4 02:35:17 PST 2009
Thanks Natasha - I've contacted BFO.
Natasha Noy wrote:
> Dear Jane,
> Which browser are you using? I do seem to have plenty of whitespace in
> my Safari browser.
> That sad, the problem mostly lies in the way BFO authors chose to use
> the same property (rdfs: comment) to represent different elements of
> the class description (mainly, comment, example, definition). As it
> happens, those strings ("Comment:", "Examples:", "Definition") are
> simply part of the value for that property and thus there is no way
> for BioPortal to split those up. The ontology authors have also put
> [snap:xxx] as part of those strings.
> You might want to bring it up with the BFO authors -- I think they
> know there is a problem in the way they use rdfs:comment but the more
> feedback they get from the community the more likely they are to
> change it :)
> On Nov 3, 2009, at 5:22 AM, admin at bioontology.org wrote:
>> Name : Jane Lomax
>> Email : jane at ebi.ac.uk
>> Hi - for some of the ontologies in OWL format, it's very difficult to
>> read the definition, examples and comments because they form one
>> block of text see e.g. Basic Formal Ontology -> Site.
>> The problem is compounded by the text containing lots of [snap:xxx]
>> references. Presumably this is an artifact of the OWL format? Is
>> there any way this text can be made more readable? I've resorted to
>> pasting it into a text editor so I can add whitespace!
>> thanks very much.
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