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FW: Name differences in OWL Functional Syntax and OWL/XML

From: Boris Motik <boris.motik@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 10:22:12 +0100
To: "'OWL 1.1'" <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
Cc: "'Sandro Hawke'" <sandro@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7CD5E8CD846A4883AF3AE9329D28EE66@wolf>

Matthew Horridge has found certain discrepancies in naming between the
Structural Specification and the OWL XML syntax.

It was always our intention that the names in these two documents would be
closely aligned. Unfortunately, due to numerous changes, we forgot to update the
OWL/XML document.

My proposal is to rename the elements in the OWL/XML document along the lines of
what Matt suggests. Although this does affect implementations, I consider this
change "almost editorial": it does not change anything conceptual in OWL 2.
Therefore, if we document the name change clearly in our document, I think we
should be fine.

Please let me know whether you are OK with this change.



-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew Horridge [mailto:matthew.horridge@cs.man.ac.uk] 
Sent: 07 August 2009 09:43
To: Boris Motik 
Subject: Name differences in OWL Functional Syntax and OWL/XML

Hi Boris,

I was doing some bug fixing in the OWL API last night and going over  
things and I noticed that there is a discrepancy between some of the  
names used in the functional syntax and OWL/XML (sorry this has come  
so late, but I've only just noticed).  There are two places where the  
names of elements in OWL/XML are different from the names used in the  
functional syntax.  They are

Functional Syntax --> OWL/XML
ObjectPropertyChain  -->  PropertyChain
ObjectInverseOf  --> InverseObjectProperty

I take it the functional syntax names are the correct ones.


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