HCLSIG BioRDF Subgroup/Meetings/2009-02-02 Conference Call

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Conference Details

  • Date of Call: Monday February 2, 2009
  • Time of Call: 11:00 am Eastern Time
  • Dial-In #: +1.617.761.6200 (Cambridge, MA)
  • Dial-In #: + (Nice, France)
  • Dial-In #: +44.117.370.6152 (Bristol, UK)
  • Participant Access Code: 4257 ("HCLS")
  • IRC Channel: irc.w3.org port 6665 channel #hcls (see W3C IRC page for details, or see Web IRC)
  • Duration: ~1 hour
  • Frequency: bi-weekly
  • Convener: Kei Cheung
  • Scribe: Kei Cheung


  • TN Bhat, Scott Marshall, Kei Cheung, Matthias Samwald, Jun Zhao


  • Roll call and introduction (Kei Cheung)
  • Query Federation -- progress and next steps (All)


  • kei: main topic is query federation
  • kei: it might be useful to incorporate pdb data (related to receptors)
  • bhat: yes, let's talk about it at the c-shals meeting
  • jun: since adrian asked whether new datasets can be added to hcls kb (Berlin), can we add some herb related data (e.g., gene-disease-herb associations)?
  • kei: we may also want to let the lodd group know about it to see if such data will be useful to them in the future
  • scott: uri mapping is important
  • kei: mapping uri dynamically during query execution might be interesting
  • kei: since rob, eric, and adrian are not here today, it's hard to discuss the current status of the demo
  • scott: adrian seemed to have gotten some query federation going using allegro graph
  • kei: we're also looking at how to create a middle layer for query federation
  • matthias: it might be easier and quicker to implement the demo to treat everything as one single graph
  • matthias: he can contact the semwiq group
  • kei: we might not be able to make such a complex approach before c-shals meeting.
  • kei: jun, what progress you made in terms of faviki
  • jun: one limitation with faviki is that it currently doesn't map between different languages, although different languages can be used separately for tagging
  • jun: also, it would be nice it supports more than dbpedia
  • scott: might want to look into greasemonkey
  • kei: we might end up describing these individual things in the context of query federation
  • kei: I asked jun to give a brief presentation on VoID at the next biordf call