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RE: ISSUE-67 use of reification in mapping rules is unwise (axiom annotation)

From: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 13:27:56 +0200
Message-ID: <0EF30CAA69519C4CB91D01481AEA06A0A26656@judith.fzi.de>
To: "Ian Horrocks" <ian.horrocks@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
Cc: "OWL 1.1" <public-owl-wg@w3.org>

>I previously proposed to use a shadow vocabulary instead. At that time,
>this suggestion did not receive a lot of applause. And yes, it would really
>be just a kind of "cultural workaround", leaving most of the technical
>problems as they are. However, the backward issue mentioned above would be
>by this approach, which is really worth thinking about it, I suppose!

Of course, the backwards compatibility issue would *not* automatically go
away by replacing RDF reification with a shadow vocabulary. Such an approach
would only make it easier to allow RDF reification for custom usage, because
such a use would then not collide with the use of reification as syntax

The current situation is that *all* RDF vocabulary is disallowed in the WDs,
regardless whether some RDF URI is used as OWL 2 syntax or not. So we
actually have this backward compatibility issue, independently on the
question, how axiom annotations are encoded. But this is a different issue
from ISSUE-67, of course.


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