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Re: semantic extension

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2013 11:38:28 -0600
Cc: RDF WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <B3675951-4C8C-4200-A357-9DAEEF394305@ihmc.us>
To: Antoine Zimmermann <antoine.zimmermann@emse.fr>

On Mar 7, 2013, at 9:20 AM, Antoine Zimmermann wrote:

> Pat,
> In your draft, you define semantic extension a bit differently from RDF 2004. In RDF 2004, the definition was such that OWL DL was a semantic extension of RDF by allowing extensions to make syntactic restrictions on graphs. This is not the case anymore.

Yes, this should be fixed. I made the mistake of starting with a blank canvas rather than trying to edit the old document. Thanks for noticing. 

> It makes the new definition cleaner, but then one may wonder what is the status of OWL DL. If we want to have:
> "if A simply entails B then A must also entail B under any extended notion of entailment"
> then OWL DL is not a semantic extension and somehow violate the conditions
> So, I'm wondering: does it matter? do we go back to the text in 2004?

I think we should, yes, or something very similar. Treat this as an editorial slip which I will fix (soon). 

> or do we simply add a note that says that, of course, A and B in the sentence above must be in the language of the extension, otherwise A entails B under that semantic extension does not even mean anything.

I like that. I will try to find a wording that is easy to understand but covers the necessary case. (As you can maybe tell, I am trying to keep the text as simple and readable as possible, eliminating all the schoolmasterish  "Note carefully that ..." stuff.)


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