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RE: Objective 4.6: additional semantic knowledge

From: Seaborne, Andy <andy.seaborne@hp.com>
Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 11:51:56 +0100
To: "'Rob Shearer'" <Rob.Shearer@networkinference.com>, "'RDF Data Access Working Group'" <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c438d8$508fa8a0$0a01a8c0@atlas>

-------- Original Message --------
> From: public-rdf-dawg-request@w3.org <>
> Date: 12 May 2004 00:53
> I appreciate the effort to include OWL in the objectives
> section, but I feel the current approach to these other
> semantic layers is a bit short-sighted. Some people think
> RDFS is neat, I think description logics (and OWL-DL) are
> pretty spiffy, and others like rules languages like SWRL. In
> time people may well come up with other ways of encoding
> knowledge. Importantly, only a very few of these
> languages/technologies have "structure" that can be sensibly
> and canonically realized in RDF.
> I would simply recommend that we really address the "RDF as
> data model for the semantic web" notion on which all these
> other technologies are predicated.

+1 to that characterisation of the problem space.

> Some suggested text:
> 4.6 Additional semantic knowledge
> It should be possible for knowledge encoded in other semantic
> languages, such as RDFS, OWL, and SWRL to affect the results
> of queries about RDF graphs.
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