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Proposal to resolve ISSUE-135 (noontologyheader): Should be able to import rdf serialized documents without ontology headers

From: Boris Motik <boris.motik@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 11:27:27 +0100
To: "'OWL Working Group WG'" <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000a01c8f2f8$07d15670$cb11a8c0@wolf>

Hello,

This issue can simply be addressed by modifying the reverse RDF mapping as follows:

    If the RDF graph does not contain a triple of the form <x, rdf:type, owl:Ontology>,
    then the graph is parsed into an ontology that does not have an ontology URI.

Note that we already allow ontologies to import ontologies without the ontology URI, so everything works just fine. If everyone
agrees to this solution, I can update the spec quickly and we can make this the shortest-lived issue yet!

Regards,

	Boris

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> Subject: ISSUE-135 (noontologyheader): Should be able to import rdf serialized documents without
> ontology headers
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> 
> 
> ISSUE-135 (noontologyheader): Should be able to import rdf serialized documents without ontology
> headers
> 
> http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/tracker/issues/135
> 
> Raised by: Alan Ruttenberg
> On product:
> 
> A file authored in RDF may be a useful element of an imports closure.  Such files may not have
> ontology headers because they are not authored with OWL in mind. Therefore I propose that when
> importing a document the  ontology header is optional, and the OntologyURI of such a document is the
> one mentioned in the Import.
> 
> 
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