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Re: LC reply drafted

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 16:42:50 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <20090512.164250.30085680.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: rudolph@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de
Cc: public-owl-wg@w3.org
Looks good to me.

peter


From: Sebastian Rudolph <rudolph@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
Subject: LC reply drafted
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 21:41:27 +0200

> Dear all,
> 
> if I interpreted the intention of the below LC comment correctly,
> Richard would like to see an explicit statement that classes just
> represent sets of individuals and that the notion of a "concept" is
> something related but different.
> I tried to address this by adding two sentences to the Primer document,
> see the diff at
> 
> http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/index.php?title=Primer&diff=23464&oldid=23440
> 
> Find the proposed draft response at:
> 
> http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/LC2_Responses/RHM1
> 
> Cheers,
>  Sebastian
> 
> 
>> From: Richard H. McCullough <rhm@pioneerca.com>
>> Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2009 09:55:13 -0700
>> Message-ID: <145E35AF107F4AC2813FBC6C6311C4EA@rhm8200>
>> To: "Alan Ruttenberg" <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>, "Sandro Hawke"
>> <sandro@w3.org>, <public-owl-comments@w3.org>
>> Cc: "[ontolog-forum] " <ontolog-forum@ontolog.cim3.net>, "KR-language"
>> <KR-language@YahooGroups.com>
>>
>> I skimmed through the OWL2 overview and primer, and
>> noticed that there is no definition of "Class".
>>
>> Since my first exposure to RDF/OWL in 2002, I had difficulty
>> understanding "Class",  because I automatically thought of
>> "Concept" instead.  I finally understand that
>>
>>         Class is the extension set of Concept.
>>
>> Now, all of the "strange" properties of "Class" are obvious,
>> because "Class" is just a set.
>>
>> Specifically, the meaning of subClassOf is subset of,
>> not species of.
>>
>> Dick McCullough
>> http://mkrmke.org
> 
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