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Re: OWL2 serialized as JSON?

From: Phillip Lord <phillip.lord@newcastle.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2011 16:07:21 +0100
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Peter Frederick Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com> writes:
> I would argue instead that RDF/JSON for OWL axioms would be much more
> confusing than a direct transformation.

I think that Chris, who asked for this in the first place, has already
agreed with this position. For what it's worth, I would also agree. If I
want to operate in JSON, then I don't really want to have to think about
the RDF syntactic representation of OWL at the same time. 

As a reduction to absurdity, for example, one way to get a JSON
representation of OWL, would be to parse the XML of the OWL into DOM,
then JSONify the DOM objects. Or, even more trivially, take the XML, add
a quote to the start, a quote to the end, and escape any strings in the
middle, and we something which is a valid JSON object. 

Both of these sort of miss the point, which is presumably to get a
representation of the data in the OWL stuffed into a data model which
looks like OWL. I agree this comes with the additional costs of having
an additional data model, but then the same argument holds for RDF and,
for example, XML or even Unicode. 

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