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[bioontology-support] OWL Version of Radlex in Bioportal unusable

Alan Ruttenberg alanruttenberg at
Fri Oct 8 20:09:05 PDT 2010

On Oct 8, 2010, at 6:20 PM, "Natasha F. Noy" <noy at> wrote:

> Fixed. I assume you were talking about RadLex 3.0 in OWL. Thank you  
> for pointing it out. The configuration for the preferred name slot  
> was missing here.


> And rdfs:label is the same as rdf:ID for this ontology.

That's a bad choice and not in the spirit of the spec:

3.6 rdfs:label

rdfs:label is an instance of rdf:Property that may be used to provide  
a human-readable version of a resource's name.

A triple of the form:

R rdfs:label L

states that L is a human readable label for R.

The rdfs:domain of rdfs:label is rdfs:Resource. The rdfs:range of  
rdfs:label is rdfs:Literal.

Multilingual labels are supported using the language tagging facility  
of RDF literals.

> Natasha
> On Oct 8, 2010, at 12:03 PM, Alan Ruttenberg wrote:
>> The problem is that the ids rather than the preferred names are
>> displayed in the tree, making it impossible to navigate.
>> The solution would be to use the rdfs:label as a human readable label
>> (in addition to the preferred_name, if you wish) or to configure
>> bioportal so that it understands that the annotation to be used as a
>> label is the preferred_name property.
>> Best,
>> Alan
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