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PROPOSAL to close ISSUE-55

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 11:16:38 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <20071213.111638.25113089.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: public-owl-wg@w3.org

This issue asks to reconsider the distinction between owl:Class and
rdfs:Class.

There have already been several emails, including
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-owl-wg/2007Nov/0258.html
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-owl-wg/2007Nov/0263.html
that explain why merging owl:Class and rdfs:Class makes changes to
ontologies and thus is not something that is suitable for OWL.

The current situation is that several tools can perform this repair,
although they do not guarantee that the semantics of the ontology is
unchanged.

I believe that there has been adequate discussion and that the issue can
be closed.

Peter F. Patel-Schneider
Bell Labs Research
Received on Thursday, 13 December 2007 16:36:40 GMT

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