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Re: UFDTF Metamodeling Document

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 05:20:37 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <20071130.052037.182024331.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: alanruttenberg@gmail.com
Cc: conrad.bock@nist.gov, public-owl-wg@w3.org

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: UFDTF Metamodeling Document
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 05:14:55 -0500

> On Nov 30, 2007, at 4:37 AM, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
> > From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
> >> Agreed, however does it make sense for there to be a storage
> >> mechanism for OWL specifically, rather than building on whatever
> >> storage mechanism is chosen for RDF?
> >>
> >> -Alan
> > Absolutely.  Tools need to be able to store OWL axioms and facts as
> > entities different from RDF triples.  In fact, building an OWL
> > structural specification on top of an RDF storage methodology is
> > probably the wrong thing to do.
> 
> Because...
> 
> -Alan

Because OWL axioms need to be divorced from triples that a needed to
encode them into RDF otherwise these triples end up complicating the
design and workings of tools that reason with the axioms.  

peter
Received on Friday, 30 November 2007 10:37:21 GMT

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