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Re: General discussion for TC Wednesday

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.rpi.edu>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 20:51:04 -0400
Cc: alanruttenberg@gmail.com, public-owl-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <2B724C0A-C9AF-4AEA-BE5F-212567B29C4D@cs.rpi.edu>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>

so we would be creating as a WG the manchester serialization, the  
formal syntax, and the XML serialization as three new ways to write  
OWL.  Seems to me we should pick two at most (with the XML being one  
of them for the reasons Bijan argues on last week's call - i.e.  
compatibility with the XML world)

On Mar 11, 2008, at 8:35 AM, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:

> From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
> Subject: General discussion for TC Wednesday
> Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 02:16:59 -0400
> [...]
>> An issue I know to be outstanding re: the Primer is the use of
>> Manchester syntax. Please give some thought to whether you think  
>> this is
>> a good or bad idea, and why and be prepared to defend your position.
> [...]
>> -Alan
> Three chunks of information about the "Manchester Syntax".
> 1/ There is a paper at OWLED2008DC describing the current Manchester
>   syntax.  There was also a paper on the original Manchester syntax at
>   OWLED2006.
> 2/ There is no bar to making the Manchester syntax be a WG note.  In
>   fact, I have put a copy of the Manchester syntax document in the WG
>   wiki at
> 	http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/ManchesterSyntax
> 3/ The examples in the primer are rendered in four different syntaxes,
>   Manchester, Functional-Style, OWL XML, and RDF/XML.  Each can be
>   turned on and off separately.  Protege 4 was used to generate the
>   different syntaxes, starting from the same ontology in Protege 4.
>   The complete ontologies are on the WG Wiki at
> 	http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/PrimerExampleManchester
> 	http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/PrimerExampleFunctional
> 	http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/PrimerExampleOWLXML
> 	http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/PrimerExampleRDFXML
>   However, the versions in the document have be extensively edited,  
> and
>   also modified to fix several bugs in Protege 4.  The probably would
>   not read back into Protege 4 or any other OWL 1.1 tool.  (If you do
>   try this and can fix the files, please do so, but only if you also
>   change the Primer document itself.)  Before final publication the
>   examples will have to be fixed to be completely correct.
> peter
> PS: I *finally* found something that works well in the Wiki!  (Quel
>    surprise!) The Primer includes the ontology files by pointing to
>    them, so there need not be two copies of the full ontologies.  I
>    hope that this doesn't cause Sandro too many problems if and when
>    the Primer is published.

"If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research, would  
it?." - Albert Einstein

Prof James Hendler				http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~hendler
Tetherless World Constellation Chair
Computer Science Dept
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY 12180
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