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[SWC] comments on frozen draft (19oct07)

From: Igor Mozetic <igor.mozetic@ijs.si>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 14:42:27 +0200
Message-ID: <471DEC33.90408@ijs.si>
To: public-rif-wg@w3.org

The following are my comments to the RIF-RDF draft:

1) Sec.1 improved my overall understanding a lot.
However, I still find that many things are missing
(mostly motivation, overall picture) to make a link
between the title (How to use RIF+RDF?) and very technical
details about the semantics.

2) Aparently we are dealing with two cases:
a) there is a RDF-aware rule system
b) the rule system is not RDF-aware
The main text deals with the first case (combination), and the
appendix deals with the second (embedding).
It would be useful to reference some RDF-aware rule systems.
Why to treat the two cases differently? Should both be "normative"?

3) How does Sec.2 help a user of a RDF-aware rule system to exchange
rule via RIF? I'm not sure if I got it.
Apparently, it defines the conditions that the rule system
must satisfy to be compliant. How does a user of a specific system
go to check this?

4) Sec.2.1.
To improve the readability and for didactic reasons, I would suggest
to reverse the order:
- start with the last paragraph
- define the three RIF-RDF names mappings (in boxes)
- and then deal with all the exceptions and special cases

5) Sec.2.2.
Do we really need to deal with combinations for the 4 kinds of
RDF interpretation? Wouldn't the D-interpretation suffice?
Again, for didactic reasons, show the essence (the meat) of one,
and the rest as special cases...

6) Sec.4.1.
Embeding symbols seems closely related to RIF-RDF mappings from
Sec.2.1. I am missing the large picture here.

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