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RE: ANN: SPARQL-DL query engine for the OWL API

From: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>
Date: Sat, 5 Mar 2011 08:12:01 +0000
To: Holger Knublauch <holger@topquadrant.com>
CC: "public-owl-dev@w3.org" <public-owl-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D951F012D98783438CFE1553243F2D4F01F533@ex-ms-1a.fzi.de>
Holger Knublauch wrote:

>Hi Thorsten (and others),
>
>have you considered that SPARQL-DL may not be a good name for a
>technology that has an entirely different syntax and semantics from
>SPARQL? When I looked at this, I expected to find a DL-friendly subset
>of SPARQL. But this is not what SPARQL-DL is.
>
>I believe there is enough confusion on the marketplace already. Why not
>call it something like OWL-QL?

Because there already is an "OWL QL" query language:

    <http://www.ksl.stanford.edu/projects/owl-ql/>

... and because there is now also an "OWL 2 QL" ontology language:

    <http://www.w3.org/TR/2009/REC-owl2-profiles-20091027/#OWL_2_QL>

Good names are rare and precious. ;-)

SCNR,
Michael

>On Mar 3, 2011, at 9:13 PM, Thorsten Liebig wrote:
>
>> We are happy to announce the initial release of our SPARQL-DL query
>engine that is settled on top of the OWL API. The library is aligned
>with the OWL 2 standard and adds a SPARQL-DL interface to every OWL API
>3 reasoner.
>>
>> Release 1.0.0 and accompanying documentation can be found at:
>> http://www.derivo.de/en/resources/sparql-dl-api/
>>
>> Best,
>> The RDF/OWL team at derivo
>>
>> --
>> Dr. Thorsten Liebig
>> Phone +49 731 502 4207
>> mailto:liebig@derivo.de
>>
>> derivo GmbH <http://www.derivo.de>
>> James-Franck-Ring, 89081 Ulm, Germany
>> Amtsgericht Ulm, HRB 725444
>> CEO: Dr. Thorsten Liebig

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