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Re: Discussion topics for OWL Full discussion

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.rpi.edu>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 16:47:29 -0500
Cc: "Web Ontology Language ((OWL)) Working Group WG" <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <CC3F49FF-ABFE-4B94-824F-70F275D9F741@cs.rpi.edu>
To: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>

Is the plan to do a rechartering request if we decide not to have an  
OWL-Full language?


On Feb 4, 2008, at 1:34 PM, Alan Ruttenberg wrote:

>
> Here are some of the topics kindly put together by Michael  
> Schneider, with some editing by Ian and I.
>
> == Desired Outcome ==
>
> * Is there consensus or not in the WG about developing or not  
> developing an OWL-Full language?
> * If OWL-Full is going to be created, then in which form, and by whom?
>
> == Topic 1: Motivation ==
>
> * What were the reasons for having a Full version in OWL 1.0?
> * What is known about existing OWL-Full applications?
> * Is 1.1-DL too restricted, and if so where/how?
>
> == Topic 2: Semantics ==
>
> * Do we want to follow Peter's suggestion? (Email: <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-owl-wg/2007Dec/0162.html 
> >)
> * Is compatibility an aim, and if so what would compatibility mean?
> ** RDF(S) compatibility?
> ** Backwards compatibility with OWL 1.0?
> ** Compatibility with 1.1 DL?
>
> Incompatible changes?
> * dropping "syntax reflection"?
> * Skolem constants instead of existential variables?
>
> == Topic 3: Development ==
>
> * How do we make it happen (semantics and testcases in the first  
> place, also sections in UFDs)
> ** General approach (e.g. dedicated Full-TF needed?; Wiki based  
> development? What should go to the WG's issues and actions lists,  
> and what should be more "silent"?)
> ** Who would have interest in participating, in which form?  
> (creating the drafts; reviewing the drafts; writing Full related  
> stuff in UFDs; ...)
>
> * schedule
>
> Speak to you Wednesday,
>
> Alan and Ian
>
>
>

"If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research, would  
it?." - Albert Einstein

Prof James Hendler				http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~hendler
Tetherless World Constellation Chair
Computer Science Dept
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY 12180
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