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Natural Language Definitions

External classes and SWO classes both have natural language definitions, but are handled slightly differently. Examples of usage of any class, whether internal or external, should not go in the definition itself, but placed in an example of usage annotation … Continue reading

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Bug with ‘swo2’ and ‘swo’ prefix fixed

While examining the code today, I noticed that swo_core had incorrect ontology prefixes ‘swo’ and ‘swo2’ set to ‘http://www.ebi.ac.uk/swo/http://www.ebi.ac.uk/efo/swo/’. This error was only present in an obsolete term SWO_0000399 (I must have introduced a bug when I made that term … Continue reading

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SWO imports edam.owl rather than edam sub-modules

When the original merge between SWO and EDAM occurred, EDAM in OWL was stored in separate modules: edam_core, edam_data, edam_obsoletes, edam_operations, and edam_topics. These have now been superceded by a single file to import, edam.owl. As such, all module files … Continue reading

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Bug with ‘data’ prefix fixed

While examining the code today, I noticed that there were both ‘data’ and ‘data2’ prefixes in swo_core.owl and swo_data.owl. For some reason, both swo_core and swo_data had incorrect ontology prefixes ‘data’ and ‘data2’ set to “http://www.ebi.ac.uk/swo/data/http://www.ebi.ac.uk/swo/data/”, which is a weird … Continue reading

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Swopulous: SWOP meets Populous

To make it easier to describe software we have created an Excel spreadsheet using the tool Populous which is based on another tool called¬†RightField¬†[1]. The spreadsheet is available for download here. References Wolstencroft K, Owen S, Horridge M, Krebs O, … Continue reading

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3rd Software Ontology Workshop – Announcement

On the 27th and 28th June, 2012, we are intending to run a 3rd Workshop following on from the two previously successful workshops. As with the previous meetings, these will involve doing actual ‘work‘ but hopefully in a way that … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,900 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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The second SWOP workshop

Last Thursday and Friday saw the second of our two workshops held in Manchester.¬† The main aim was to test the ontology – to determine whether the priorities determined at the first workshop have been modelled effectively (to a limited … Continue reading

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Maturity – another encounter with ‘loose conventions’

The latest aspect of software we’ve been discussing and implementing for our ontology is ‘life cycle’. This is one of the features ‘bought’ by the workshop attendees in our planning poker session. We are interpreting this as a requirement for … Continue reading

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First SWO Beta

We have released the first beta version (down as 0.1 in the version info in the OWL file) of the SWO. In it you can see our overall model which we will be expanding with more software example and all … Continue reading

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