[Biogeosdi] Fwd: [tdwg-tag] BioGUID

Tim Sutton tim at linfiniti.com
Wed Mar 28 20:22:29 CEST 2007


Cool I added it to the wiki.



2007/3/28, Javier de la Torre <jatorre at gmail.com>:
> I think this could be interesting for the GUID part of the meeting.
> Cheers.
> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Roderic Page <r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk>
> Date: 20 de marzo de 2007 15:14:43 GMT+01:00
> To: tdwg-tag at lists.tdwg.org, tdwg-guid at lists.tdwg.org
> Cc: Simon Rycroft <simon at rycroft.name>, Vince Smith
> <vincent.smith at nhm.ac.uk>, David Remsen <dremsen at gbif.org>, Donat Agosti
> <agosti at amnh.org>, William Piel <william.piel at yale.edu>
> Subject: [tdwg-tag] BioGUID
> Dear All,
> I've put together a web site called http://bioguid.info which, rather
> grandly, is an attempt to bootstrap the biodiversity Semantic Web by
> providing resolvable URIs for biological objects, such as publications,
> taxonomic names, nucleotide sequences, and specimens.
> These URIs (or "GUIDs") can be resolved by a web browser to display HTML,
> but under the hood are resolved to RDF (which you can see by viewing the
> source of the web page you get for a URI).
> The web interface is really window dressing, I just wanted a way to display
> RDF that wouldn't frighten people (me included). For some URIs all I do is
> grab XML and reformat it (e.g., DOIs). For GenBank records, all manner of
> agony is involved in trying to extract specimen and publication links.
> A good place to get a sense of what bioguid.info is about is to start with
> this Pubmed record: http://bioguid.info/pmid:17079492
> From this, you can get a list of sequences. If you click on one of those,
> you'll see a link to a specimen, which you can then look at (you'll need
> Firefox 1.5, Camino, Webkkit, or a browser with a SVG plugin for the full
> effect).
> What I'm hoping to do is start doing things like taking a TreeBASE record,
> getting the linked sequences, running these through bioguid.info to extract
> georeferenced specimen links, so with minimal effort we get a map (and
> eventually a Google Earth tree a la Bill Piel).
> The glue to make this happen comprises HTTP URIs that are dereferenceable to
> RDF. This is my mantra for the day.
> Regards
> Rod
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