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Re: OWL vs. RDF : Face-to-face meeting minutes

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 10:55:32 +0200
Message-ID: <453C8384.7040904@w3.org>
To: Kerstin.L.Forsberg@astrazeneca.com
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Besides the reference to the paper of Horrock et al, let me give a
slightly different (but complementary) perspective: use OWL if and only
if you need it. Lot can be achieved using RDF+RDFS but using simpler
tools. As I usually say: "you are a perfectly decent Semantic Web
citizen even if you do not use OWL".

Of course, there are cases when OWL becomes necessary, in which case,
well, it should be used!


Kerstin.L.Forsberg@astrazeneca.com wrote:
> Dear all,
> in our F2F meeting last week the topic "OWL vs. RDF" was mentioned 
> briefly a couple of times. And as I understand it; Alan had a strong 
> opinion favouring OWL, Dick argued for all RDF and was Don puzzled 
> as me. 
> Would be great to have some short statements from you as guidance 
> on this topic in discussion with colleagues here at AstraZeneca.
> Kind regards
> Kerstin Forsberg
> AstraZeneca


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