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Re: Minutes 11-16-06 HCLS teleconference (small correction)

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 14:04:12 +0100
Message-ID: <455DB34C.8050205@w3.org>
To: "Hongsermeier, Tonya M.,M.D." <THONGSERMEIER@PARTNERS.ORG>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org, Eric Neumann <eneumann@teranode.com>
>>Eric:  Other topics?   Bill Bug-  How do we deal with the fact that OWL
>>1.1 is moving forward without RDFS?  It is very concerning what
>>stumbling blocks this decoupling will create… Ian Horrocks is very clear
>>that the constraints that RDFs puts on OWL full doesn’t support what
>>they need and has caused them to diverge…tool of choice for OWL 1.1 is
>>something independent of RDF   Eric:  I’m also seeing the challenge as
>>no surprise… RDFs is a partial approach, probably flawed… I’d be
>>surprised if one can’t map from OWL 1.1 to RDF,
>>Susie:  in OWL 1.1 discussions, they are saying that they are not
>>talking about RDF style semantics, could impact the mathematical
>>foundation of RDF but shouldn’t impact usage of RDF,  a working group is
>>be considered to address this,  
> Let us not jump to conclusions on all this issue yet. The goal *is* to
> have RDF style semantics, too, eventually (even if it is not there in
> the current OWL draft). At least it is *our* (W3C's) goal, and there

I guess I should revise this a bit to avoid any misunderstandings: W3C
has not yet 'officially' discussed OWL1.1, which has not been submitted
to W3C yet. So W3C cannot have any goal on the matter yet... There were
some informal discussions, obviously, and many of us think that the goal
should be to (also) have RDF style semantics. That is all that can be
said now...

[Lesson: try to avoid writing any mail under the effect of sever jet-lag:-)]


> will be ample possibility to have discussions on the charter. Please not
> the public-owl-dev@w3.org is where, most probably, these discussions
> Ivan


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