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[Impr] OWL 1.1 Web Ontology Language Overview

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 14:52:12 +0100
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(I'm using the [Impr] tag to mark my "overview impressions" of  

I don't think there's much to be salvaged from this document, which  
is closer to a high level "new features" than a real overview.

Looking at the OWL 1.0 overview [for convenience, I'm going to use  
OWL 1.0 for the recommendations and OWL 1.1 for the submimssions]:

I feel the following things would be useful:

	A document roadmap (we have a lot of documents) which should include  
some discussion of the OWL 1.0 documents
	A synopsis that is a bit more like the OWL 1.1 document, but  
covering the language as a whole
	An appendix or pointer to an index of features
	An appendix or pointer to a "differences" document.

I worry most about the synopsis because I think it's very hard to  
make meaningful to someone altogether new and it's too short and  
abbreviated for novices but not enough real content for more advanced  
people. Perhaps just pointers to other references, to the  
implementations list, to SWEO success stories, etc.?

I'd prefer the overview had pointers to "What to read if I have no  
Clue" instead of *being* the document on might think to read if one  
had no clue.

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