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Re: Some comments on the Primer document

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 19:03:02 +0100
Message-ID: <47ED32D6.7090301@w3.org>
To: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
CC: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, public-owl-wg@w3.org


Bijan Parsia wrote:
> 
>> 2. I am on record saying that I would like to have Turtle added to 
>> this document as an alternative (and much more readable) syntax. I 
>> want to put my money where my mouth is, so I will try to make a turtle 
>> version of the RDF/XML ontology in the appendix; I hope to do that 
>> before the f2f. Is that o.k. with you?
> 
> Feel free, but I remind you that I'm aiming for automated translation, 
> so your effort might be wasted work, in some sense. I'm also still 
> thinking about the particular example and whether it's ideal.
> 
> (Indeed, autotranslating the whole ontology is easy, it's doing the 
> individual fragments that's a bit of a pita..not hard, merely a touch 
> tedious. If having the whole ontology translated would suffice for you I 
> can run the owl api and do it.)
> 

My ideal would be to have the turtle be integral part of the document, 
just like RDF/XML and the rest. Autotranslating is indeed doable, though 
probably one would have to massage to output a bit to make it more 
readable. But, of course, doing the individual fragment that is, well,...

O.k. Then let me turn the question back to you:-): what can I do to help 
this process?

ivan




> Cheers,
> Bijan.
> 

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