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ISSUE-55 (owl:class): owl:class v. rdfs:class

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Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 03:41:54 +0000 (GMT)
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ISSUE-55 (owl:class): owl:class v. rdfs:class

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Raised by: James Hendler
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At ISWC 07, it has come up in several presentations that a great many OWL Full ontologies (in RDFS esp) become OWL DL if you just change rdfs:class to owl:class - while it is acknowledged that this makes a semantic change, many people said they simply just do it in their tools.


Given the improved understanding at this point of things like punning, the WG might want to revisit this issue and see if there is a technical solution that could be considered - or at least make a clear and precise statement as to why we are unable to do so and why this dichotomy must consider to exist (as unfortunate as that is)
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