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Re: General discussion for TC Wednesday

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 14:40:41 +0000
Message-Id: <6C311AA3-816B-416C-9AEF-579D97E32EB1@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, alanruttenberg@gmail.com, public-owl-wg@w3.org
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>

On 11 Mar 2008, at 14:18, Ivan Herman wrote:
> I would very much favour of having a turtle version, too. It is  
> widely used in the community and, mainly for a primer, the  
> readability of the example in Turtle is a major plus.

FWIW, in case it wasn't clear, I'd like to remind folks that there is  
nothing special about the current set of syntaxes in the primer.  
We're not even at FPWD and we always (at least I always) said that  
close to arbitrary syntaxes in informative work is a *desirable* goal  
(although as we get above a certain number we do need some interface  

Indeed, ultimately, I'd like to make the examples entirely generated  
from a single source so that future syntaxes can be accomodated or  
people can publish their own favored one. (E.g., there are several  
controlled natural language syntaxes for OWL...it would be a great  
way to help get people into them if they could use Ye Old Familiar  
Primer to demonstrate them.) (Letting people do this might requires  
some modification to the W3C document license for the primer...)

Until we get an automated hookup to the owl api (or some similar  
translator), I'm not going to work on additional or alternative  
syntaxes (and I'm certainly not going to work on the automated hookup  
before the f2f)...there's tons of work to be done on the text of the  
primer still (we're not feature complete; heading toward feature  
completion has revealed flaws that necessitate a fair bit of revision  
(no surprise! first draft and all); I'm not thrilled with the  
example; etc. etc.; cross linking is not even really begun....)

Of course, if someone wants to do that work, that would be great.  
OTOH, I'd personally recommend waiting until the mechanical system is  
set up (though if folks wanted to work on *that* that would rock).

(Also, I think it would be good to get a mode back where you can have  
the tabs....I liked that way of interacting....)

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