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RE: Restructuring StrucSpec and Semantics

From: Boris Motik <boris.motik@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 10:18:21 -0000
To: "'Bijan Parsia'" <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>, "'Web Ontology Language \(\(OWL\)\) Working Group WG'" <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000201c87f73$67a96360$7212a8c0@wolf>

Hello,

I like the new structure! Nice proposal.

Regards,

	Boris

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-owl-wg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-owl-wg-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Bijan Parsia
> Sent: 05 March 2008 20:47
> To: Web Ontology Language ((OWL)) Working Group WG
> Subject: Restructuring StrucSpec and Semantics
> 
> 
> After hearing a fair bit of support and no objections to my
> restructuring experiments, and in anticipation of us perhaps wanting
> to publish new working drafts, and given the need to make progress on
> user facing documents, and in consultation with various people
> working on the core trio documents, I've started restructuring the
> editor's drafts of the Structural Specification document and the
> Semantics document.
> 
> STRUCTURAL SPEC: http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/Syntax
> 
> The first change I've made to the structural spec is primarily adding
> new headers and introducing a more regular style of presentation to
> each section. There has been some light editing (e.g., dropping "The
> grammar for foo is as follows"), and I've consolidated all the
> details about annotation into a single section but have not yet
> rewritten it to make sense:
> 
> 	DIFF: http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/index.php?
> title=Syntax&diff=4052&oldid=3619
> 
> Note that I have put in place holder for illustrative examples, but
> haven't filled in most of them. I *welcome* contributions!!!
> 
> I hope people feel that there is a big improvement just from looking
> at the table of contents. (There are still tweaks to be done in the
> gross structure, of course, but I think this is much more explicit
> and thus more informative at-a-glance.)
> 
> I then replaced the old intro with the one from the strucref
> experiment. I introduce the distinction between entities,
> expressions, and axioms which I used in the headers:
> 
> 	DIFF: http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/index.php?
> title=Syntax&diff=4053&oldid=4052
> 
> SEMANTICS: http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/Semantics
> 
> I added some analogous headers to the Semantics Document:
> 	DIFF: http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/index.php?
> title=Semantics&curid=152&diff=3500&oldid=3284
> 
> I've not yet added cross links or tried to subdivide tables in any way.
> 
> NEXT STEPS
> 
> Things on the list:
> 	* start adding more cross referencing links
> 	  *e.g., from the primer
> 	* fill in examples
> 	  * Make examples appear in user preferred syntax
> 	* add and flesh out explanatory text
> 	* clean up annotations section
> 	* add selective display (e.g., if you don't want UML or you don't
> want the grammar or you don't want the examples)
> 	* work on index
> 
> I think the primer will be much nicer if it has cross links into more
> detailed descriptions, so I think it would be nice to publish another
> working draft of the strucspec when we publish the primer (which I
> hope is around the next heartbeat). We've made a variety of
> substantive changes as well to the strucspec, plus I think if we can
> improve the readabiilty substantively, to refresh the WD.
> 
> Feedback welcome, as always.
> 
> Cheers,
> Bijan.
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