[MOBY-l] DAML/OIl editor for viewing MyGrid ontology
simont at mcw.edu
Tue Apr 6 11:53:57 EDT 2004
On Apr 6, 2004, at 5:18 AM, Phillip Lord wrote:
> Simon> By OBO style do you mean convert the existing DAML version
> Simon> into a format accepted by OBO, presumably OWL?
> Yes and no. Translating to OWL by itself is (nearly) trivial and
> something that we can just do.
I found a convertor script from DAML+OIL to OWL so i did wonder if I
was missing something here.
> The deeper issue is considering the semantics of OWL and the less
> defined semantics of OBO. We could just take the ontology as stands
> and turn it into a DAG. But if we just take the class hierarchy we
> will loose much of the information.
By OBO-style I take it that you are referring to the DAG structure of
something like GO. What would be goal be of converting to this style -
a more 'friendly' format for existing users to work from, rather than
asking them to step up to OWL and the extra complexity & functionality?
> The reasoner does something more complex. In a description logic based
> ontology you tend to model the classes by describing their
> properties and then let the reasoner work out what subclass and super
> class relationships.
Thanks for the explanation of the reasoner, it makes much more sense
Simon N. Twigger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road,
Milwaukee, WI, USA
More information about the moby-l