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Re: A comment on the Primer draft, section 2.1 Databases.

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.rpi.edu>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 22:46:14 -0500
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Cc: OWL Working Group WG <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
To: Alan Wu <alan.wu@oracle.com>

On Jan 23, 2008, at 11:20 AM, Alan Wu wrote:

> Bijan, Peter,
> A small comment on section 2.1 Databases part. I agree with you  
> that completeness of information is
> a very important factor that distinguishes OWL from DB. However, I  
> am not so sure it is the most critical one.
> In my mind, the structure of data, completeness of information,  
> requirement on flexibility of schema
> (or adaptability to changes in general) and explicit constraint  
> enforcement are all critical factors in determining
> favoring one data modeling over the one.
> Thanks,
> Zhe

"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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