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Re: axiom URIs

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 00:26:41 +0000
Message-Id: <3C044CEB-EC0A-4D69-AE9A-81B3EFB2C788@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: Matthew Pocock <matthew.pocock@ncl.ac.uk>, public-owl-dev@w3.org
To: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>

Oh, thinking about this some more reminded me of something.

One (alternative) way to serialize axiom annotations would be to  
embed them in XMLLiterals. Then it'd be quite easy to have URIs (or  
not) for axioms (though this identity would be independent of the  

Of course, axioms with annotations right now are reified, offering  
(in RDF/XML) easy ways of adding URIs. If it didn't get mapped to an  
annotation, we'd have to add something to the functional syntax to  
make this roundtrippable.

I guess the advantage of the former over the latter in this context  
is that it'd be more plausible to make it the default, in some sense.  
At least, I find it so.

The last time I went down this route (in OWL-S) it got ultimately  
rejected because rdf toolkits don't seem to deal well with RDF in  
literals. Too bad.

Received on Tuesday, 23 January 2007 00:26:47 UTC

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