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Re: [UCR] RIF needs different reasoning methods

From: Michael Kifer <kifer@cs.sunysb.edu>
Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2006 16:10:49 -0500
To: edbark@nist.gov
Cc: Francois Bry <bry@ifi.lmu.de>, public-rif-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <12315.1141852249@kiferdesk>

> P.S. I am not averse to the idea that a ruleset could have a standard XML tag 
> for "reasoner-specific annotations", where the content of that element is not 
> standardized.  This would allow an exporting engine to capture any parametric 
> guidance with the ruleset, so that when the recipient is another copy of the 
> same engine, it can profit from it, while any other engine can safely ignore 
> it.  (But the XML schema for that can get really messy.)
> -- 
> Edward J. Barkmeyer                        Email: edbark@nist.gov

I agree. We can't go beyond that. There are many strategies to ensure
termination of a proof strategy. 
I don't think it is a useful exercise for RIF to even try to catalogue or
standardize these strategies.

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