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Re: policies in OWL

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 15:06:23 -0400
Message-Id: <p06200720beb14162a1b3@[]>
To: Somaya Aboulwafa <somaya_ahmad@yahoo.com>, public-owl-dev <public-owl-dev@w3.org>
At 4:27 -0700 5/18/05, Somaya Aboulwafa wrote:
Hi Everyone,

Iím new to semantic web languages. I want to 
choose a language for representing and reasoning 
over policies. I wonder can I use OWL for 
representing security polices?? In addition, How 
can I reason over those polices? And what type of 
reasoning does OWL support?

Thanks in advance,


Somaya - it would take a long time to provide 
detailed answers to all those questions.  Some of 
the people in my lab, particularly Bijan Parsia 
and Vlad Kolovski have done work on representing 
policies in OWL, and their work is described at
which includes pointers to some papers and 
presentations that might better answer your 
questions and also a demo ontology showing how it 
works (when you load into our ontology browser 
and turn on an OWL reasoner).  There is also an 
XSLT for mapping from the Web Services Policy 
Language (WS-Policy) to OWL that can be used as a 
starting place for this work
  Hope that helps,
   Jim H

Professor James Hendler 
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