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Re: possible goals for 'less technical doc'

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.rpi.edu>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 22:29:18 -0400
Message-Id: <A08DB4A9-57C6-4E7B-80BC-62864B9ED502@cs.rpi.edu>
Cc: "Jeremy Carroll" <jjc@hpl.hp.com>, <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
To: "Kashyap, Vipul" <VKASHYAP1@PARTNERS.ORG>

I also like this idea (and would join a user facing tf if the group  
creates one) - the main reason I think this would be a good idea is  
that Peter's email to this list [1] with the list of new vocabulary  
terms makes it much easier for some of us to understand the technical  
documents - and sharing more info (and getting feedback) on what is  
in OWL1.1 seems to me an important piece of gathering input - and  
many people (including me) do not have the patience (or ability) to  
work out all of this from the complex documents -- eventually I hope  
we will have examples of the use of each feature, but till then, at  
least knowing what the language comes out like is helpful in  
understanding the technical stuff - at least to dummies like me

On Oct 30, 2007, at 8:07 PM, Kashyap, Vipul wrote:

>> - to be readable by a wider audience than the other FPWDs
>> - to allow this wider audience to understand the intended  
>> direction of
>> the WG
>> - to allow this wider audience to help adjust the direction of the WG
>> before we have done a lot of work as a WG
>> This would allow comments along the lines of:
>> - have you considered this other possible new feature?
>> - that feature looks like a lot of work, and the motivation looks  
>> a bit
>> skimpy?
>> - is that feature really needed?
> [VK] This is great!
> Some key contributions could also be:
> - To convey the value proposition of OWL 1.1 in various usage  
> scenarios
> - To help determine aspects of OWL 1.1 constructs that may not be  
> useful or even
> disadvantageous in an operational context.
> ---Vipul
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Tetherless World Constellation Chair
Computer Science Dept
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY 12180
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