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From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 19:48:00 +0000
Message-Id: <D47C7C03-7126-4BA6-9E9F-F1FD8A13269C@cs.man.ac.uk>
To: W3C OWL Working Group <public-owl-wg@w3.org>


This seems entirely positive to me, at least in substance. Since this  
part got a follow up:
""" Personally, I feel OWL2 is a wrap-up of different recent efforts  
in the
OWL community from different research forces, such as EL from  
Dresden, QL
and RL from Manchester/Oxford. Given the usage of OWL 1.0 is quite  
in the industry compare to the usage of RDF, it may cost many extra  
and is very challenging to teach system developers to use new OWL2, in
particular, identifying different subsets of OWL2 for developers with
limited logic background. Nevertheless, new features on DataProperty
related predicates could be useful for semantic application  
developers in
defining and reasoning over their data and metadata.

I think it's worth pointing her to the Profiles documents. These  
*are* different subsets for developers with limited logic background  
(among other things). Each is pretty suitable as a starting place for  
learning the language (though I'm slightly biased toward EL++ for  
that for it's regularity).

Received on Monday, 26 January 2009 19:44:35 UTC

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