[Tdwg-phylo] publishing trees in CDAO as linked open data?

Rutger Vos rutgeraldo at gmail.com
Tue Oct 19 12:02:35 CEST 2010

I am interested in the sense that I think that TreeBASE should publish
RDF renditions of its data in a LOD way.

On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 5:32 PM, Arlin Stoltzfus <arlin at umd.edu> wrote:
> Dear all--
> At the Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) meeting last month, a
> sub-group of the phylogenetic standards working group started a
> project to assess "current best practices for publishing trees
> electronically".   At present, probably the best way to publish a tree
> is to use the TreeBASE submission process, which makes it possible to
> upload a NEXUS file and create associations of OTUs with taxon IDs,
> and of data rows with accessions, and so on.  But there are also some
> other possibilities.  The preliminary report is being assembled here:
>   http://wiki.tdwg.org/twiki/bin/view/Phylogenetics/LinkingTrees2010
> Our plan is (over the next 6 weeks) to get feedback on this
> preliminary report, then analyze the results and prepare a more
> extensive report for publication.
> One possibility that we haven't examined yet is to publish a tree
> electronically by rendering it in RDF in the language of CDAO
> (Comparative Data Analysis Ontology) and then contributing it to the
> Linked-Open-Data cloud in some way.
> Does anyone out there want to explore this idea and contribute the
> results to the TDWG project?   If so, please let me know.
> Arlin
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