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RE: What is added by functional syntax?

From: Conrad Bock <conrad.bock@nist.gov>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 15:01:30 -0400
To: "'Alan Ruttenberg'" <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>, "'OWL 1.1'" <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <013001c8fcad$d4de0140$b3200681@MEL.NIST.GOV>

Alan,

 >  Hypothetically, if we had only had the object/metamodel, and
 >  documented the global restrictions on axioms in terms of the
 >  metamodel, what would we lose (other than a syntax that not many are
 >  likely to use).

The metamodel by itself would appear arbitrary, because it is designed
specifically for the functional syntax, and because it does not suit the
commonly used textual syntax (XML, see earlier discussion on metamodels
and concrete syntax).

Conrad
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