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Re: Profiles intro

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 21:27:22 +0100
Message-Id: <A4B4AC06-7667-4CFD-9652-DCDDEE36B83C@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>, Carsten Lutz <clu@tcs.inf.tu-dresden.de>, OWL Working Group WG <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
To: Alan Wu <alan.wu@oracle.com>

On 9 Apr 2008, at 19:54, Alan Wu wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Like your suggestions! :)   I personally take 3) very seriously. In  
> my opinion, reasoning is seldom the ultimate goal when users build  
> a semantic application. It is the efficient query execution against  
> large amount of semantic data that adds a lot of value.
>
> A few major motivations/design principles for OWL2 R as I see it.
> - expressive & highly scalable
> - easily understandable set of rules
> - friendly to triple oriented technology
> - allows rules-based forward chaining  [your point 2)]
> - allows efficient query execution [your point 3)]
>
> I need a bit more time to merge them into one of two sentences.

I'll just note that this has almost *nothing* to do (directly) with  
the usability. I mean, sure, you say "expressive" in the first line,  
but then *everything* else is computational or impelementational.

That's fine, but scalability is a feature of *all* the fragments.

Cheers,
Bijan.
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