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Re: [Announcement] OWL API 2.2.0 Available

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 10:15:28 -0400
To: Matthew Horridge <matthew.horridge@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: Owl Dev <public-owl-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6481.1208528128@ubuhebe>

> A new binary release of the OWL API, 2.2.0 is available on the OWL API  
> website:
> http://owlapi.sourceforge.net/releases.html
> This release includes updates to bring it into line with the latest  
> OWL 2 specification. 

Just to be clear: OWL 2 is a work-in-progress and will keep changing for
some months to come.  People not following closely might not notice
that.  In a few months it should settle down, go through a few more
review rounds, and finally be done.

It's great to have implementors following closely (thanks, Matthew!) but
let's be careful not to accidentally mislead users who aren't interested
in the details of the standards process.

       -- Sandro (W3C Staff Contact for OWL Working Group)

(On a completely unrelated note, I wish there was some way I could
convince you folks to change the name from "the OWL API" to something
like "the Java OWL Toolkit".  Calling it an API when it is not an API
may be some kind of ontologists in-joke (like [1]?), but it's quite
lost on me.)

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Treachery_Of_Images

> In particular ontologies are now written out  
> using the OWL 2 namespace, and the RDF parser and serialiser have been  
> updated to support AllDisjointClasses, AllDisjointObjectProperties and  
> the latest syntax for role chain property axioms.  The release also  
> includes various bug fixes  and includes many other enhancements (see  
> [2] for details).
> Cheers,
> Matthew
> [1] http://owlapi.sourceforge.net/releasenotes.html
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