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Possible issues to be mentioned:
- how can uncertainty be expressed?
- ways to describe experimental/compuational "evidence"
Summary of Semantic Data Exchange for existing systems discussion
Before wholesale conversion to RDF are there things that can be done to improve existing/ legacy systems?
- Data exchange:
** Current systems are arbitrary but work well. ** A namespace for file formats would be useful. ** A namespace for column of tabular data would be useful. Could
also be used to describe data in other formats e.g. XML, though this could be rather verbose.
** At the moment namespaces for columns is probably more important
than URIs for each data element in a column.
** Maybe are applicable to the above:
** Agreed that worthwhile to pass URIs to describe columns for
tabular data. Agreed that arbitrary human-friendly names are also good.
** Agreed to dump all BioMart/ InterMine? column headings out, find
the common/commonly-used ones and work on naming.
- Genome Builds:
** Investigate whether is there a standard available for describing
genome versions/ genome annotation versions.
** Consider whether to base naming on ensembl as planning to cover