[tdwg-tag] NCBI taxonomy in RDF

Kevin Richards RichardsK at landcareresearch.co.nz
Sun Jul 12 07:59:36 CEST 2009

I suspect the rankString (as well as the rank property) was deprecated from the TaxonConcept class because the rank and rankString properties are also on the TaxonName class (http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/TaxonName), where it is far more appropriate to have them - ie Taxon Concepts are not the best place to put rank info.


From: tdwg-tag-bounces at lists.tdwg.org [tdwg-tag-bounces at lists.tdwg.org] On Behalf Of Roderic Page [r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk]
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Subject: [tdwg-tag] NCBI taxonomy in RDF

I've been playing with expressing the NCBI taxonomy in TDWG RDF. The
results are described at http://iphylo.blogspot.com/2009/07/ncbi-rdf.html
  (see also http://iphylo.blogspot.com/2009/07/ncbi-taxonomy-tdwg-vocabularies-and-rdf.html
  for some background).

It's still incomplete (I've not put links up and down the tree yet),
but for now the focus is on expressing links to nomenclators that
support LSIDs (such as IPNI and Index Fungorum) so that I can annotate
the NCBI taxonomy via SPARQL queries.

One minor comment, the property "rankString" has been deprecated
(apparently), but it makes sense to retain this as there may well be
ranks that a classification has that aren't in the TDWG vocabulary.
Hence, I'd be keen for this NOT to be deprecated.



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