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RE: ISSUE-91 (ontology properties): Spec lacks ontology properties (compatibility with OWL 1.0)

From: Boris Motik <boris.motik@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 15:03:03 +0100
To: "'Rinke Hoekstra'" <hoekstra@uva.nl>
Cc: "'OWL Working Group WG'" <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c843da$34a3f130$1f01a8c0@wolf>

Hello,

I agree with your observations. That the mapping from RDF to the functional syntax does not map the ontology element is an error - I
simply forgot about that. The other issues have to be addressed in the WG.

Regards,

	Boris

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rinke Hoekstra [mailto:hoekstra@uva.nl]
> Sent: 21 December 2007 14:57
> To: Boris Motik
> Cc: 'OWL Working Group WG'
> Subject: Re: ISSUE-91 (ontology properties): Spec lacks ontology properties (compatibility with OWL
> 1.0)
> 
> On 21 dec 2007, at 14:42, Boris Motik wrote:
> > In OWL 1.1, ontology properties were superseded by ontology
> > annotations. That is, the things that you were able to do in OWL 1.0
> > using ontology properties you can do now with ontology annotations.
> 
> That's what I gathered as well, but this raises a couple of (maybe not
> so very important) issues:
> * Are these ontology annotations 'mere' annotations? Or do we think
> they should have semantics... (mustUnderstand)
> * The mapping from RDF should at least translate the OWL 1.0 ontology
> properties to annotations (by the way, it seems that at the moment the
> mapping does not translate an RDF owl:Ontology element at all)
> * Anyone (i.e. me) looking for these properties in the new spec will
> be surprised by their absence.
> 
> Best,
> 
> 	Rinke
> 
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > 	Boris
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: public-owl-wg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-owl-wg-request@w3.org
> >> ] On Behalf Of OWL Working
> >> Group Issue Tracker
> >> Sent: 21 December 2007 12:38
> >> To: public-owl-wg@w3.org
> >> Subject: ISSUE-91 (ontology properties): Spec lacks ontology
> >> properties (compatibility with OWL 1.0)
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> ISSUE-91 (ontology properties): Spec lacks ontology properties
> >> (compatibility with OWL 1.0)
> >>
> >> http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/tracker/issues/
> >>
> >> Raised by: Rinke Hoekstra
> >> On product:
> >>
> >> The OWL 1.0 specification distinguishes 5 kinds of properties:
> >> 'rdf', annotation, object, datatype
> >> and ontology properties [1].
> >>
> >> Both the 1.1 syntax [2] and RDF mapping [4] documents lack a
> >> mapping for the ontology properties of
> >> OWL 1.0.
> >>
> >> Ontology properties are: owl:imports, owl:priorVersion,
> >> owl:backwardCompatibleWith, and
> >> owl:incompatibleWith.
> >>
> >> The 1.1 syntax and mapping documents do handle owl:imports, but not
> >> the other properties.
> >>
> >> Related to ISSUE-90, versioning [4] and imports
> >>
> >> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/owl-semantics/syntax.html#2.1
> >> [2] http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/Syntax
> >> [3] http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/Mapping_to_RDF_Graphs
> >> [4] http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/Ontology_Versions
> >> [5] http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/Imports
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> 
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