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[UFDTF] A start on a draft for the OWL2 Requirements document

From: Evan Wallace <ewallace@cme.nist.gov>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 09:56:32 -0400
Message-ID: <4868E610.7020508@cme.nist.gov>
To: "Web Ontology Language ((OWL)) Working Group WG" <public-owl-wg@w3.org>


User Facing Document folk:

I have started creating a draft in the wiki for the Requirements 
document.  It can be found a
http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/Requirements
The authors and contributor listed so far are just a guess.  I spoke 
with the chairs about this,
and as the document matures those listings will be determined by the 
actual contributions
folk have made to the document.  Thus any of the names currently listed 
(including my own)
could move to contributor or fall off the list completely, and others 
may be added.

The full structure of the document is still not stubbed out.  However, 
the overview sets the
objective of the document: to explain why OWL2 looks like it does.  That 
is this document
should describe the various factors driving the design of OWL2.  These 
fall into three
categories: user needs, implementor needs, and theoretical foundation.  
This is intended for
a wide audience so none of these categories of factors will be explored 
deeply here.  We
should be able to provide references for those who need more detail in 
any of these areas.

With regards to the issue of use cases -versus- language features: I 
think that we should move
ahead working on sections for both.

-Evan
Received on Monday, 30 June 2008 13:57:24 GMT

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