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Re: Profiles intro

From: Alan Wu <alan.wu@oracle.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Apr 2008 16:35:20 -0400
Message-ID: <47FD2888.9060109@oracle.com>
To: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@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>

Bijan,

Bijan Parsia wrote:
>
> 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.
I don't intend scalability to be a unique thing for OWL R at all. :)
> Cheers,
> Bijan.
Thanks,

Zhe
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