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Re: annotate an axiom in OWL

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 23:56:50 +0000
Message-Id: <C863D4BC-EFA2-4EAB-BBF0-4FE0A9E66277@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: Chuming Chen <chumingchen@gmail.com>
To: Owl Dev <public-owl-dev@w3.org>

(cross posting trimmed)

On Feb 6, 2008, at 11:34 PM, Chris Mungall wrote:

> On Feb 6, 2008, at 11:56 AM, Alan Ruttenberg wrote:
>
>>
>> This can't be done within OWL 1.0. It is a design goal of OWL 1.1  
>> to support this.
>
> This makes it sound like the support is something that will be  
> offered in the future.
> I think things have progressed a little further than this simply  
> being a design goal?

Yes.

> As far as I understand OWL1.1 does support this in the form of  
> Axiom Annotation
>
> http://www.webont.org/owl/1.1/owl_specification.html#A
>
> I just did a quick experiment with the OWLAPI and it seems I can  
> write out OWLXML:
[snip]

The OWL API does indeed support axiom annotations across all  
syntaxes, thus so does Protege4 and Pellet. I will be revising the  
annotation spaces proposal over the next couple of weeks for  
discussion by the working group.

SPARQL/OWL (when I get round to *that* spec...sigh) will have clear  
support for grabbing annotations of all sorts. Obviously, you can  
easily use xpath et al to grab annotations from the XML syntax.

Feedback on annotations is most welcome. They are critical to so many  
applications!

Cheers,
Bijan.
Received on Wednesday, 6 February 2008 23:57:11 GMT

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