Cecil O. Lynch, MD, MS


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Upcoming deadline for comments on last call OWL 2
From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, January 22, 2009 6:03 am
To: "Cecil O. Lynch, MD, MS" <clynch@ontoreason.com>

Thanks for the update Cecil. Would you mind if I forwarded this
message to the comments list so that we can have it for our records?
Or you might send it again to public-owl-comments@w3.org?


On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 5:29 AM, Cecil O. Lynch, MD, MS
<clynch@ontoreason.com> wrote:
> Alan,
> We just completed the HL7 workgroup meeting last week. As part of the
> meeting, myself and an HL7/OMG colleage reviewed the issues associated with
> the HL7/ ISO healthcare datatypes, the OMG Ontology Definition Metamodel
> (ODM) and the OWL 2 specification.
> The simplest route was to modify the ISO datatypes by adding a closure axiom
> of sorts (a datatype flavor) that prevents continued recursion and allows an
> expression to eventually lead to primitive XML schema datatypes, all of
> which can now be expressed in OWL.
> We still need to meet with OMG and correct the ODM specification so that
> attributes can be either object properties or datatype properties rather
> than just datatype properties but I do not have any further concerns for W3C
> at this juncture.
> Thanks
> Cecil
> Cecil O. Lynch, MD, MS
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Upcoming deadline for comments on last call OWL 2
> specification
> From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, January 21, 2009 11:41 pm
> To: "Cecil O. Lynch, MD, MS" <clynch@ontoreason.com>
> Dear Cecil,
> As you had indicated that you would be sending us a more detailed
> comment, I wanted to remind you that comments are due this friday. We
> really would appreciate getting your comments, so if you have the time
> we'd really appreciate if you could get your comments in soon. Here's
> the reminder I've been sending out.
> Regards,
> Alan
> --
> I previously wrote to you announcing last call drafts of the OWL 2
> specifications were available and soliciting comments on these
> documents. This note is to remind you that the deadline for submitting
> these comments is coming up very soon.
> If you have read any of these documents but have not sent comments to
> us, please take a moment to do so, as your feedback is very important.
> I am looking for comments on all aspects of the specification, and in
> particular comments as to how understandable the specification is, any
> comments on new features, as well as any inconsistencies or errors.
> It is also useful for us to know if you read the documents and found
> them satisfactory, so simple notes to this effect are appreciated.
> Please send your comments to public-owl-comments@w3.org by January 23, 2009.
> If you have any questions about this process or if you wish to comment
> but need a short extension past the deadline, please send me a note at
> alanruttenberg@gmail.com. If you need an extension, pleae indicate
> when you expect you could submit your comments.
> The announcement of the last call, including pointers to the documents
> and some notes are available at the following link, an I include
> direct links to the documents for your convenience.
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/semantic-web/2008Dec/0023.html
> The documents:
> 1. Structural Specification and Functional-Style Syntax
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-owl2-syntax-20081202/
> 2. Direct Semantics
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-owl2-semantics-20081202/
> 3. RDF-Based Semantics
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-owl2-rdf-based-semantics-20081202/
> 4. Conformance and Test Cases
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-owl2-test-20081202/
> 5. Mapping to RDF Graphs
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-owl2-mapping-to-rdf-20081202/
> 6. XML Serialization
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-owl2-xml-serialization-20081202/
> 7. Profiles
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-owl2-profiles-20081202/
> 8. Quick Reference Guide
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-owl2-quick-reference-20081202/
> 9. New Features and Rationale
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-owl2-new-features-20081202/
> 10. Manchester Syntax
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-owl2-manchester-syntax-20081202/
> 11. rdf:text: A Datatype for Internationalized Text
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-rdf-text-20081202/
> Thanks in advance for any efforts you put in to this, which I greatly
> appreciate.
> Regards,
> Alan Ruttenberg
> co-chair OWL Working Group
> http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/