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RE: ACTION-178: What is ISSUE-116 (Axiomatic Triples for OWL R) about?

From: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 17:02:59 +0200
Message-ID: <0EF30CAA69519C4CB91D01481AEA06A0AD970C@judith.fzi.de>
To: "Alan Ruttenberg" <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Cc: "public-owl-wg Group WG" <public-owl-wg@w3.org>, "Ivan Herman" <ivan@w3.org>, "Zhe Wu" <alan.wu@oracle.com>, "Ian Horrocks" <ian.horrocks@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
Alan Ruttenberg wrote:

>Is the assumption that in OWL R/Full that the only way in which one
>determine entailments is to forward chain rules and then look in the
>resultant triples for it?

It's not an "execution semantics". Instead, there has to *exist* a finite
sequence of rule applications, which leads from the LHS to the RHS (or an
upper graph of the RHS). 

"Entailment" might be not the right term here, because it is probably more
typically used in the context of model-theoretic semantics. I prefer to
speak about "derivations".



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