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[OWLWG-COMMENT] ISSUE-27 and "antisymmetric" vs. "asymmetric" object properties

From: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 00:02:51 +0100
Message-ID: <0EF30CAA69519C4CB91D01481AEA06A0532416@judith.fzi.de>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, "Owl Dev" <public-owl-dev@w3.org>

[Public comment to OWL-WG discussion on WG's issue tracker:
also sending to involved WG members]

Hi, Peter!

The now closed issue 27 contains two comments, which you attached to the
issue some weeks before it was closed:


  "2007-10-26 15:55:48: I think that I got all the typos in SS&FS.

  The message notes one typo in Semantics that is still to be done.

  Ah, and I can see that the "semantics" document still uses
  "AntisymmetricObjectProperty", while we had already discussed that this
  naming should be changed into "AsymmetricObjectProperty", see thread

  [Peter Patel-Schneider]"


  "2007-11-02 10:30:43: I fixed the last two typos in this list 
  (one in Semantics, one in Syntax).
  [Peter Patel-Schneider]"

So this sounds to me as if the change has been performed in the semantics
draft. But when I look into the current draft of the semantics document in
the Wiki at


table 4 still contains the old entry:

   | AntisymmetricObjectProperty(R) | ...	|

so I cannot see any changes.

Btw, I think that this is a bit more than just a trivial typo (compared with
the other bugs in issue 27, which really are all trivial). While I am
convinced that it should really be called 


I remember that Boris noted in our discussion at that time that the word
"antisymmetric" was already used in the basic literature on which the
semantics draft depends, see:


So I suggest that this issue should be raised as a separate issue, to let
the WG know that there has actually been some discussion about this naming
topic. Even if the issue gets closed very soon after, it might be of some
interest especially to the DL experts within the WG that the SROIQ paper
contains the same naming problem.


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