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Re: RIF use cases; looking for reviewers

From: Eric Neumann <eneumann@teranode.com>
Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 10:17:06 -0400
Message-Id: <b0f9b78bf36a5a18c951a20873dfd753@teranode.com>
Cc: w3c semweb hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, Tonya Hongsermeier <THONGSERMEIER@PARTNERS.ORG>
To: Eric Miller <em@w3.org>

I would like to suggest that each of the proposed/active tasks begin to 
include a few (1-2 for now) examples of applying rules in their 
interest area.

These could be simply described in a few sentences to ground the 
problem, and then written as a brief pseudo-rule code example:

e.g.,       If a Gene (g) is expressed in the Substantia Nigra, but no 
where else in the Brain, and Parkinsons Disease specifically affects 
the Substantia Nigra,
               Then g's role Parkinsons Disease should be explored.

These examples could then be collected by the coordinators are 
forwarded or linked to the RIF use-cases. I'm sure some of the tasks 
are already considering how to use rules, so perhaps it's just about 
making the ideas explicit for the RIF WG...


On May 4, 2006, at 3:04 PM, Eric Miller wrote:

> One issue I forgot to raise at todays HCLSIG telecon was the 
> following...
> The Rule Interchange Format (RIF) Working Group recently published a 
> first working draft on use cases and requirements.
> RIF Use Cases and Requirements
> W3C Working Draft 23 March 2006
> http://www.w3.org/TR/rif-ucr/
> Quoting the abstract ...
> "This document, developed by the Rule Interchange Format (RIF) Working 
> Group, specifies use cases and requirements for a format that allows 
> rules to be translated between rule languages and thus transferred 
> between rule systems.
> The Phase 1 version of this document presents use cases and 
> requirements for the RIF in general. The Phase 1 deliverables will 
> provide an extensible base with which the use cases can be addressed, 
> but it will not be until Phase 2 that most of these use cases are 
> directly addressed by the Working Group."
> I suspect this to be particularly relevant to to this group; in 
> particular I recall Helen Chen's F2F presentation being right on 
> target.
> I'd like to solicit reviewers for this work to help make sure the 
> requirements of the HCLSIG community are reflected in these use cases.
> Anyone interested?
> --
> eric miller                              http://www.w3.org/people/em/
> semantic web activity lead               http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/
> w3c world wide web consortium            http://www.w3.org/

Eric Neumann, PhD
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and Senior Director Product Strategy
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