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Re: exchanging OWL through RIF

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2006 00:41:15 -0500
Message-Id: <p06230920c03570461ca7@[]>
To: Christian de Sainte Marie <csma@ilog.fr>, Uli Sattler <Ulrike.Sattler@manchester.ac.uk>
Cc: RIF WG <public-rif-wg@w3.org>

At 15:58 +0100 3/7/06, Christian de Sainte Marie wrote:
>Uli Sattler wrote:
>>  in my understanding, for OWL, we will need (as for any other "formalism"
>>  we might want to consider) a translator that takes some OWL and maps
>>  it into RIF. It is, however, not the job of RIF to provide this  translator.
>Hear! Hear!
>However, it is our job (per the charter) to discuss the mapping and 
>identify what can be mapped from OWL to RIF and what cannot: <<This 
>document [the REC on using le RIF in combination with OWL] must 
>clearly state which features of OWL can be mapped to (or otherwise 
>interoperate with) Phase 1 rules and which cannot, and software 
>using this mapping must be demonstrated during interoperability 
>testing. The document may also discuss rule language extensions to 
>cover the excluded OWL features.>>

and this document won't be able to move from CR to PR without 
implementations (by W3C policy), so we do have to make sure that what 
we design is implementable...

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