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Thanks to Duncan Hull and Midori Harris for their talks today on OWL language and OBO format. The merits of both have been discussed, argued and fought over previously on several other online fora so it is probably not worth me recapitulating all of these. Instead I will point to some useful pages online and leave it to others to detail. From my own personal perspective, and without revealing any preferences, I would say that it is my belief the OWL specification driven approach has greatly benefited from the OBO format user driven approach and vice versa. It is also clear to me we are still learning from each other even now.

Phil Lord: OBO Format to Manchester Syntax

Carole Goble and Chris Wroe (2004). The Montagues and the Capulets Comparative and Functional Genomics, 5 (8), 623-632 DOI: 10.1002/cfg.442

Allyson Lister: OBO to OWL and back again

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Announcing the First Meeting of the Ontology Reading Group

The  first Reading Group meeting will take place next thursday at 7pm at the Kingston Arms.

For reading material, let’s all read these two papers, which have similar topics:

Integrating phenotype ontologies across multiple species. Genome Biology

Linking Human Diseases to Animal Models Using Ontology-Based Phenotype
Annotation. PLoS Biol 7(11): e1000247.

*beforehand* please ;-).

The third suggested paper we’ll carry over to our meeting next month.

All the best,