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minor spec corrections

From: Matthew Pocock <matthew.pocock@ncl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 11:35:40 +0000
To: public-owl-dev@w3.org
Message-Id: <200701221135.40227.matthew.pocock@ncl.ac.uk>

I've finnished reading through 
http://owl1_1.cs.manchester.ac.uk/owl_specification.html and have a couple of 
comments.

Is either the UML or the BNF available for download?

The semi-colons in the opening part of the document make for heavy-going 
reading.

It may be helpful to introduce the notion of serialization and deserialization 
of the ontology to xml/text/other and be explicit that the serialized form 
may contain duplicates, but during deserialization, these should be 
merged/discarded. You probably also want to state that the mechanism of 
serialization/deserialization is out of the scope of this doc, and that one 
example (owl xml) of a serialization format is provided in another standards 
doc.

2 para 2: ore -> or

3 para 2:

The main component of an OWL 1.1 ontology is the set of axioms that it 
contains. Note that this definition does not allow repetitions of 
structurally equivalent axioms in an ontology. OWL 1.1 ontology files may 
contain duplicates, which must be discarded during deserialization.

That's it - couldn't see anything else. Probably gone spec-blind :) 
Congratulations on putting together a suprisingly readable document.

Matthew
Received on Monday, 22 January 2007 20:25:59 GMT

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