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OWL Lite encoding of bio-ontologies.

Thomas Bruls bruls at genomining.com
Wed Jan 21 02:32:50 PST 2004


Quoting Jonathan Bard and Stuart Aitken at
<www.geneontology.org/meeting/Stanford_GO_Program2004#3>:
>
> 3: The meaning of logical relations in bio-ontologies needs to be made
> consistent with OWL and RDFS.

Could you expand on this? Are there plans to address this?

What would actually be lost at the semantic level by encoding the
current bio-ontologies in the OWL Lite sublanguage (known to have
decidable reasoning, and usable inference systems, e.g. RACER)?

Thank you,
-- 
thomas            There is this special biologist word we use for 'stable'.
                  It is 'dead'. -- Jack Cohen

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