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Re: references to OWL 2 Syntax

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2008 22:46:18 -0400
Cc: "Sandro Hawke" <sandro@w3.org>, <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E2936441-E4A5-4A64-988D-E4EBE8A696A4@gmail.com>
To: "Michael Schneider" <schneid@fzi.de>

Given that we will be merging the reference in to this document, at  
some future time we could call this simply "Reference".
Regarding OWL versus OWL DL, I had thought  that the semantics  
document might include both the DL and the Full semantics.

-Alan

On Apr 7, 2008, at 5:04 PM, Michael Schneider wrote:
> Sandro Hawke wrote:
>
>> I don't think "OWL 2 Specification" is a very good way to refer to  
>> "OWL
>> 2 Web Ontology Language: Structural Specification and Functional- 
>> Style
>> Syntax".  That seems to suggest, to me, that the document is the
>> specification of OWL....  Can we just call it "OWL 2 Syntax"?
>
> Well, that would then seem to suggest, to me, that the document is the
> /syntax/ of OWL. :-)
>
> It's the /functional/ syntax for OWL 2 /DL/. So
>
>  "OWL 2 DL Functional Syntax"
>
> would probably be the most obvious name, but it's perhaps a bit long  
> as a
> reference. Shorter would be:
>
>  "OWL 2 Functional Syntax"
>
> since it is clear that only OWL 2 /DL/ has a functional syntax. Or
>
>  "OWL 2 DL Syntax"
>
> because the primary syntax for OWL 2 DL is the /functional/ syntax.
>
> Further, in order to later avoid confusion with OWL 2 Full, the "OWL 2
> Semantics" document should be referred to by
>
>  "OWL 2 DL Semantics"
>
> Analogue for the "OWL 2 /DL/ XML Serialization" document, which  
> again is a
> syntax for OWL 2 /DL/. In this way it will not be confused with the  
> RDF/XML
> syntax, which will be the standard serialization of OWL 2 Full's  
> primary
> syntax: RDF.
>
> Btw: I do *not* mean that the /physical hyperlinks/ to these  
> documents need
> to be updated accordingly, neither in the Wiki nor elsewhere. This  
> would be
> a lot of work to do for no real win. So better just leave the  
> hyperlink
> names as they are.
>
> Michael
>
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