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[W3C RIF] New W3C Rule Interchange Format Working Drafts

From: Adrian Paschke <adrian.paschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2008 19:57:16 +0100
To: "'Adrian Paschke'" <adrian.paschke@gmx.de>, <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, <reaction-tg@ruleml.org>, <public-cwm-talk@w3.org>, <protege-users@mailman.stanford.edu>, <rules-dev@lists.jboss.org>, <rules-users@lists.jboss.org>
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Dear Colleagues,

Rule markup languages will be the vehicle for using rules on the Web  
and in other distributed systems. They allow deploying, executing,  
publishing and communicating rules in a network. They may also play  
the role of a lingua franca for exchanging rules between different  
systems and tools. The main purposes of a rule markup language are to  
permit reuse, interchange and publication of rules used e.g., in a  
Corporate Semantic Web to represent business rules, semantic business  
process flows, regulations, and policies.

2008 sees a major step forward for rules on the Web. The W3C Rule  
Interchange Format (RIF) Working Group [1] has published several  
public specifications for a new standardized Rule Interchange Format  
(W3C RIF) which is part of the latest Semantic Web stack [2].

The Rule Interchange Format (RIF) Working Group has just published  
five new Working Drafts.  Since the Last Call Working Drafts of RIF  
Basic Logic Dialect (BLD) [3] and RIF RDF and OWL Compatibility [4] in  
July, the group has been developing other dialects, components, and  
test cases.

The new publications are:



    RIF Use Cases and Requirements (minor changes)

    http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-rif-ucr-20081218/


    RIF Core (new design to support both BLD and PRD)

    http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-rif-core-20081218/


    RIF Datatypes and Built-Ins 1.0 (various improvements)

    http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-rif-dtb-20081218/


    RIF Production Rule Dialect (PRD)  (operational semantics are complete)

    http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-rif-prd-20081218/


    RIF Test Cases (early stages of test suite)

    http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-rif-test-20081218/


Feedback and comments from the community at large are welcome and  
should be sent to: public-rif-comments@w3.org before 23 January 2009,  
2008. All comments (and responses to them) will be available at the  
public archive [5].


Thanks,

Adrian Paschke



[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/rules

[2] http://www.w3.org/2007/03/layerCake.png

[3] http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-rif-bld-20080730/

[4] http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-rif-rdf-owl-20080730/

[5] archived at http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rif-comments/
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