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Re: OWL Full proposal (sort of) - addressing my Action

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 03:43:52 -0500
Message-Id: <0BCFEB12-CB0D-4830-BE3F-74DFC7D0F8F2@gmail.com>
Cc: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>, Ian Horrocks <ian.horrocks@comlab.ox.ac.uk>, Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.rpi.edu>, "Web Ontology Language ((OWL)) Working Group WG" <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>

What I think I'm hearing is a proposal for an *informative* section  
in the documents giving a (possibly incomplete) definition of OWL, in  
the interest of making it more understandable.


On Feb 14, 2008, at 10:25 AM, Jeremy Carroll wrote:

> Ivan Herman wrote:
>> I *always* use those entailement rules to explain,
> I think OWL gets too complicated to express only by means of rules.
> I am trying to make a formal point, that I am sure somewhat else  
> could make better.
> Essential rules work for RDF, RDFS, and even pD* because if you  
> apply all the rules until they can't apply anymore (and take  
> appropriate steps with certain problems) you can end up with a  
> workable piece of code (for example Jena rules).
> But this approach fails if taken to the limit.
> I guess it would be possible to have a set of rules that was not  
> practical in that way (that the closure is badly infinite, i.e.  
> infinite in ways which you can't work around), which did articulate  
> the semantics of OWL ....
> Jeremy
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