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Re: [ontolog-forum] scale / enumeration ontology?

To: Erick Antezana <erick.antezana@xxxxxxxxx>, "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Peter Yim <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 08:39:54 -0800
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Hi Erick,    (01)

You might want to take a look
at: http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?UoM
... which captures a lot of the work 'out there.'    (02)

Regards.  =ppy
--    (03)

On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 8:32 AM, Erick Antezana
<erick.antezana@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Dear ontolog-ers,
> I got the mission of building an (application?) ontology that will
> hold terms/concepts related to the measurement output of some
> biological experiments and analyses. Thus, I am wondering if there are
> already any effort that specifically captures concepts related to
> scales (e.g. "length", "weight") and/or enumerations (e.g. "colour"
> such as red, green, blue), which in turn would be "connected" to
> another ontology of units (which has  terms such as centimeter,
> Celsius, Kg, etc...). Moreover, I am wondering whether such ontologies
> (if exists) capture "natural" data ranges such as 0 - 100 in the case
> of dealing with a percentage rating, or arbitrary ranges (e.g. 0-10),
> or min and max values... Typically, our final users assign a value to
> an observed feature, in some cases with the assistance of a machine or
> instrument (e.g. penetrometer ) and in other cases based on a pattern
> (colours from a palette having a defined set thereof); and finally, in
> other cases, they assign a value based on a simple (subjective) visual
> rating (e.g. a number from a range going from 0-10 to evaluate the
> ripening of a fruit or its coarseness where 0=worst, 5=good, 10=best).
> any pointer would be very appreciated,
> Erick    (04)

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