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Re: more FPWDs?

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 14:39:53 +0000
Message-Id: <B103E856-8230-4D12-9D60-F5ABC3FB2EE1@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: jjc@hpl.hp.com, public-owl-wg@w3.org
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>

On 27 Feb 2008, at 14:23, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
[snip]
> Do we know whether a semantics-preserving transform for OWL ontologies
> from OWL/XML to RDF/XML is within the capabilities of GRDDL?

I think it's reasonable to think there is. GRDDL, as I understand it,  
merely indicates the transform but doesn't prescribe the formalism  
(or program) that does the transform. Thus, in principle you could  
describe the transform arbitrarily. Canonically (and most usefully)  
however, it would be better to have an XSLT sheet. That clearly can  
do the transform.

> If we advertise that the transform is coming and then fail to  
> produce it
> we will most likely have quite a bit of explaining to do.

I don't think it's particularly difficult since the OWL/XML wouldn't  
require pulling pieces from all over. You could write the templates  
almost directly off the reverse translation rules. I, in fact,  
started this back in march but other things took over.

Cheers,
Bijan.
Received on Wednesday, 27 February 2008 14:38:08 GMT

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