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Re: [foaf-protocols] owl:Restrictions in ACL - was Re: ACL Ontology and Discussion

From: Tim Finin <finin@cs.umbc.edu>
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 22:53:27 -0400
Message-ID: <4BCE68A7.7080707@cs.umbc.edu>
To: nathan@webr3.org
CC: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, foaf-protocols <foaf-protocols@lists.foaf-project.org>
There has been a lot of work on modeling and using policies of various
kinds in RDF and OWL.  Some of this goes back to the days of DAML! It's
all been researchy and not used outside of research prototypes and
demonstration systems, at least to my knowledge.  I like the idea of
trying to develop something intended for practical use.

A few recent research items are the special issue of the Journal of
Web Semantics on the Semantic Web and Policy [1], work in the MIT DIG
group [2], and an effort to use OWL for role based access control [3].

Maybe some of these, or related work by others, would be helpful.
But, it might also be good to start with a clean slate and a focus on
usefulness and see what develops.


[1] JWS special issue on The Semantic Web and Policy, 2009.

[2] http://dig.csail.mit.edu/2009/04/publications.html

[3] http://ebiquity.umbc.edu/paper/html/id/387/ROWLBAC-Representing-Role-Based-Access-Control-in-OWL

Tim Finin, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering,  University of Maryland,
Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore MD 21250 http://umbc.edu/~finin
finin@umbc.edu 410-455-3522 fax:-3969 http://ebiquity.umbc.edu/ tfinin@gmail.com
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