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RIF perspective on supported datatypes

From: Chris Welty <cawelty@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 16:15:58 -0500
Message-ID: <497A338E.9030004@gmail.com>
To: public-owl-comments@w3.org

In our discussions in the RIF WG on using RIF Core to represent the rules in the 
OWL-RL profile, we could not perceive value for our user base in adopting 
owl:rational but noted that is already At Risk in the current OWL2 drafts. We 
also did not see value in requiring support for the string subtypes 
xsd:normalizedString, xsd:token, xsd:Name, xsd:NCName and xsd:NMTOKEN, though 
these are still under discussion.

This comment began within the context of the OWL-RL profile, however we would 
like to work towards a common set of datatypes for the semantic web.


Dr. Christopher A. Welty                    IBM Watson Research Center
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