[Tdwg-tag] Why we should not use LSID

Roderic Page r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk
Wed May 3 11:46:20 CEST 2006

Dear Gregor,

For the benefit of those not at TAG 1, can you please explain why  
"LSIDs are not interoperable with semantic web technologies"?



On 2 May 2006, at 16:44, Gregor Hagedorn wrote:

> Note that part of my concern about the use of concept when talking  
> about
> classes/properties/data elements is that I more and more believe we  
> will want
> to use ontology reasoners for uses other than software design, i.e. as  
> part of
> what we currently consider data (taxon names, concepts, rank  
> hierarchy, parts
> of organisms, properties of organisms, etc.). All these are ontological
> concepts, and efforts www.plantontology.org do use OWL to reason on  
> them.
> The SDD presentation (the one not held in EDI, attached) contained some
> examples how we might want to query our data - in ways that  
> OWL-for-software-
> design seems not to cover - and which using LSIDs would even prevent.
> Please discuss:
> http://wiki.tdwg.org/twiki/bin/view/TAG/WhyWeShouldNotUseLSIDs
> http://wiki.tdwg.org/twiki/bin/view/TAG/UsePURLsAsGUIDs
> Gregor
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