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<csma> Scribe: Igor Mozetic
<csma> scribenick: IgorMozetic
<csma> PROPOSED: accept minutes of March 4 telecon
RESOLUTION: accepted minutes of March 4 telecom
<csma> PROPOSED: accept minutes of March 11 telecon
RESOLUTION: accepted minutes of March 11 telecon
no update on F2F10
josb: no news on OWL+RIF task force
Harold: discuss UNITERM
... UNITERM is split in functions and predicates
... since nobody supported UNITERMs, they were taken out of docs
josb: expresses concern over the term 'expression'
Harold: Expression is only function expression
<markproctor> how do I get on the speaker queue?
josb: what about predicate expression?
<sandro> type "q+" markproctor
sandro: let's wait for feedback and mark issues under discussion
<Harold> Mark, we did have a neutral word for both predicate and function applications: Uniterms. But no one came to their support.
<Harold> So we again split them into Atoms and Expressions.
<Hassan> Not sure I understand the argument (!) about arities,,,
<Adrian_P> Boolean functions
csma: let's keep separation between functions and predicates
<markproctor> harold: yes it does seem a bit more a mess around the definitions and how different systems seem the differently.
<markproctor> in the PR world it's not something I'm comfortable with
csma: let's keep the naming and mark it as 'under discussion'
<markproctor> and would like to see resolved
<sandro> PROPOSED: Open an issue on terminology around terms/functions/predicates and include an editorial comment in WD2 asking for feedback.
<sandro> PROPOSED: Open an issue on terminology around terms/functions/predicates and include an editorial comment in WD2 asking for feedback, but keep "atom" and "expr" for this draft.
<sandro> RESOLVED: Open an issue on terminology around terms/functions/predicates and include an editorial comment in WD2 asking for feedback, but keep "atom" and "expr" for this draft.
<Harold> I can hear someone typing through their mic.
<sandro> ACTION: cdesaint to open the issue on terminology around terms/functions [recorded in http://www.w3.org/2008/03/18-rif-minutes.html#action01]
<trackbot-ng> Created ACTION-447 - Open the issue on terminology around terms/functions [on Christian de Sainte Marie - due 2008-03-25].
<Adrian_P> definitions are e.g. given in the book about logic programming of Lloyd
csma: next issue logic terms vs. external calls
harold: external call cannot be
in the head
... atomic can be in the head
csma: next issue: lists
harold: lists are not on the critical path
csma: PR handle lists as objects with specific builtins
<Adrian_P> in production rules you have collections of objects
<Adrian_P> an define patterns on top of the collections
<markproctor> personally I like the pair idea
harold: many want standardized syntactic sugar for lists
<Adrian_P> as far as I remember we discussed lists as not being on critical path in F2F8
<Adrian_P> as well as modules
csma: not having listst in
... next issue: nested Forall
hassan: logical Forall is not the same as in BRs
csma: here we talk about
... nested Forall should not be allowed in BLD, but we need them in FLD
<GaryHallmark> I think Forall( ?X ?Y ...) is the same as Forall( ?X Forall( ?Y ...))
<Harold> Gary, I agree.
<markproctor> in PR forall is a logical element. It means when a pattern is true for all matching objects.
<markproctor> forall to iterate the entire WM, has little value for PR systems.
csma: Forall is needed when quantifiers are dirrefent
<GaryHallmark> ... for nested forall
<Adrian_P> we have no scoping yet. So nested Forall can be flattened and is not really needed
sandro: wonders about roundtripping, why to change the nesting?
<GaryHallmark> nesting is useful when alternating quantifiers in FOL
<sandro> PROPOSED: remove nested Foralls for WD2. Maybe we'll get some use case some day for putting them back in.
PROPOSED: remove nested Forall (nested variable declarations) from BLD
<sandro> PROPOSED: remove nested Foralls for BLD WD2. Maybe we'll get some use case some day for putting them back in.
<sandro> RESOLVED: remove nested Foralls for BLD WD2. Maybe we'll get some use case some day for putting them back in.
csma: last issue: Metadata
harold: currently metadata not in
BLD, proposal by Thur.
... natural attachment point for Metadata is Forall tag
... will add metadata by the next telecon
<sandro> ACTION: cdesaint put metadata on agenda for next telecon [recorded in http://www.w3.org/2008/03/18-rif-minutes.html#action02]
<trackbot-ng> Created ACTION-448 - Put metadata on agenda for next telecon [on Christian de Sainte Marie - due 2008-03-25].
csma: issues: stripping
... slots are not fully stripped
josb: RIF XML syntaxt is horribly verbose
<markproctor> the verbosity applies to the entire RIF
<Harold> You keep the 'object model' in the XML syntax.
<markproctor> you are developing an XML framework that is beyond most engineers
<markproctor> it will not be human readable
<markproctor> and thus only specialists can maintain systems that use the XML you create
<Harold> I responded to : http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rif-wg/2008Mar/0080.html
csma: full stripping makes derivation of XML syntax easy
josb: but not the reading of XML
<Harold> We could have OPTIONAL 'strip-skipping' in certain cases,
<Adrian_P> introducing Atom and Expr instead of Uniterm means also making RIF more verbose
<Harold> as Sandro discusses about 5 years ago in a web page.
<GaryHallmark> I would prefer spending effort on readability on the presentation syntax
harold: we could allow both alternatives, eg, arg
<josb> Gary, I agree that we should make the presentation syntax readable, but we need to keep in mind that also people will be working with the XML syntax.
<Adrian_P> from F2F9: RESOLVED: We keep named arguments, explaining in BLD that: A RIF consumer that does not support named arguments can implement them, with relative ease, by treating them as positional arguments (of a different predicate, formed in a stable but implementation-dependent way) in the lexical order of the argument names. (Closing ISSUE-44).
csma: normative syntaxt should be fully stripped, but falback doesn't be
gary: one shouldn't read the XML
<Hassan> +1 with Gary
<AxelPolleres> +1 to Gary, readable pres syntax pleeease
gary: prefers fully stripped syntax
<Harold> The fully striped <Atom><op>p</op><arg>abc</arg><arg>efg</arg></Atom> could be optionally stripe-skipped to <Atom>p abc efg</Atom>.
<csma> 0Adrian, why do you mention that resolution from F2F9?
<Harold> Basically, our current user slot names (keys) are fine;
<Harold> they maintain full striping on the user level, writing it as
<Harold> <slot>mykey myfiller</slot>
<Harold> <slot name="mykey">myfiller</slot>
<Harold> doesn't XML-technically allow markup such as F-logic's
<Harold> <Var>Someslotname</Var> and <Expr>...method...</Expr>
<Harold> instead of the constant mykey,
<Harold> would be "non-generic" markup (http://www.ai.sri.com/pkarp/xol/xol.html).
csma: since args are already ordered, this applies to slots and values as well
<sandro> LOL :-)
josb: why use abbreviations for tags if we don't care about the size of XML?
<Hassan> You mean size doesn't matter??? ;-)
csma: refers to resolution on naming conventions, Sep.11 2007
<csma> RESOLVED: we will have naming conventions; people edit the page to propose theirs (with explanation and reasons for any differences from what's already on page)
<csma> (from telecon setp 11 07)
<GaryHallmark> we could drop integers and just use 0, S0, SS0, etc
<Adrian_P> We had a discussion about camel case and long construct names
josb: open an issue regarding implementation of the above resolution
<sandro> ACTION: cdesaint open an issue on naming of XML element [recorded in http://www.w3.org/2008/03/18-rif-minutes.html#action03]
<trackbot-ng> Created ACTION-449 - Open an issue on naming of XML element [on Christian de Sainte Marie - due 2008-03-25].
csma: issue: stripping
<sandro> csma: In NAU the key could be a constant, but in frames, they keys can be variables, etc.
<sandro> STRAWPOLL: Normative XML syntnax for RIF dialects will be full-striped
<sandro> +1 with a sigh
<GaryHallmark> we could spend a lot of time debating what stripes to remove...
<Hassan> 0 (to early to decide)
<Harold> -0 (not as the only option: see optional stripe-skipping above)
<Adrian_P> 0 ( to early to decide, there are exception sometimes useful)
<markproctor> yeah still thinking about it :)
<markproctor> I won't know really
<markproctor> until I see how you handle types
<markproctor> personally I like the pair idea
sandro: change the XML for WD2 to be fully striped
<josb> The term "slot" is used nowhere in the BLD document except for the XML syntax. Instead of "slot", "argument" should be used, as in the BLD syntax description.
<markproctor> I would say this would be subject to agreement on how typing is handled.
<sandro> Harold: we'd need to be more precise about what fully-striped means.
<Adrian_P> agree with Mark, example name - value pairs
<markproctor> slots or named arguments - prefer slots.
<markproctor> as it's not always an argument
<sandro> csma: I think we could pass this resulution at a future telecon
csma: issue: XML syntaxt for BLD
<markproctor> 0 ( to early to decide, need to see how typing is handled)
<sandro> PROPOSED: XML Syntax of BLD in WD2 before fully striped -- modify frames and named argument uniterms.
<sandro> PROPOSED: XML Syntax of BLD in WD2 be fully striped -- modify frames and named argument uniterms.
<sandro> Harold: In my definition it already is.
harold: my definition of fully striped is different
<sandro> We can see these examples all spelled out in my e-mail: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rif-wg/2008Mar/0077.html
<markproctor> ok change of mind, thought about it more.
<sandro> Ciao, DaveReynolds
<Adrian_P> to add a new role tag for a slot seems to be superficial
csma: move that discussion to future
<sandro> this is a VERY superficial issue, Adrian_P
<csma> <Frame> <!-- Basic form -->
<csma> <object> TERM</object>
<csma> <slotKey> Const </slotKey>
<csma> <slotValue> TERM </slotValue>
<markproctor> just feel that there re too many unknowns
<markproctor> I'd like to see more use cases
<Harold> You mean <slot>k f</slot> should be expanded to <slot><key>k</key><filler>f</filler></slot>?
<sandro> Harold, Christian wants my option 2. You're suggesting my option 3.
csma: XML schema in BLD is not
alignd with BNF
... several updates in WD2 are needed
... are there any constraints on Var?
<markproctor> btw the problem on verbosity. the problem with key/value pair represetation is the least of your worries. compared to the rest of the verbosity.
extend the meeting for 5 min
<AxelPolleres> +1 ok for me ta add 5min
<sandro> +1 extend
Publication plan: SWC
<sandro> josb: I need BLD syntax+semantics frozen before I can update swc.
csma: cannot freeze SWC today
<AxelPolleres> Can this made dependent on confrimation by email from michael?
josb: when BLD syntax+semantics is frozen, SWC can be frozen in two days
adrian: we can freeze UCR now
<sandro> ACTION: Sandro make frozen version of UCR. [recorded in http://www.w3.org/2008/03/18-rif-minutes.html#action04]
<trackbot-ng> Created ACTION-450 - Make frozen version of UCR. [on Sandro Hawke - due 2008-03-25].
two reviewers of UCR:
<sandro> ACTION: GaryHallmark review UCR [recorded in http://www.w3.org/2008/03/18-rif-minutes.html#action05]
<trackbot-ng> Sorry, couldn't find user - GaryHallmark
<josb> have to go
<sandro> ACTION: Gary review UCR [recorded in http://www.w3.org/2008/03/18-rif-minutes.html#action06]
<trackbot-ng> Created ACTION-451 - Review UCR [on Gary Hallmark - due 2008-03-25].
Gary: agrees to review UCR by next telecon
<sandro> ACTION: Igor review UCR -- due 2008-0401 [recorded in http://www.w3.org/2008/03/18-rif-minutes.html#action07]
<trackbot-ng> Created ACTION-452 - Review UCR -- due 2008-0401 [on Igor Mozetic - due 2008-03-25].
<Adrian_P> Gary and Igor please send comments on UCR to David and me
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