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Re: Explain profile acronyms

From: Ian Horrocks <ian.horrocks@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 17:40:57 +0100
Message-Id: <8F470ED9-A573-4F67-A9EE-3B4BE4A40CE9@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
To: W3C OWL Working Group <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
IMHO this is a not completely unreasonable request. I would propose  
to respond by adding to the Introduction of Profiles:

* brief explanations of the acronyms, namely:
   - The EL acronym reflects the profile's basis in the EL family of  
description logics [EL++].
   - The QL acronym reflects the fact that query answering in this  
profile can implemented by rewriting queries into a standard  
relational Query Language.
   - The RL acronym reflects the fact that reasoning in this profile  
can be implemented using a standard Rule Language.
* the statement "Note that each of the profiles is a (strict)  
syntactic subset of OWL DL, but none of the profiles is a subset of  

Comments and/or other suggestions?


> From: Gioele Barabucci <barabucc@cs.unibo.it>
> Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2009 14:54:08 +0200
> To: public-owl-comments@w3.org
> Message-ID: <20090720125407.GA32507@cs.unibo.it>
> Hello,
> could you please document the meaning of the EL, QL and DL acronyms in
> the overview section of owl2-profiles and other OWL 2 documents?
> Also, could you explicitly state whether an OWL 2 profile is a strict
> subset of another?
> Regards,
> -- 
> Gioele Barabucci <barabucc@cs.unibo.it>
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