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Re: OWL vs RDF

From: William Bug <William.Bug@DrexelMed.edu>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 10:45:13 -0700
Message-Id: <52782739-76CF-46E8-AAF2-AFBD9878E813@DrexelMed.edu>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
To: Phillip Lord <phillip.lord@newcastle.ac.uk>
This is a very important point.  Thanks, Phil.

As is spelled out in the wonderful ProtegeOWL Tutorial PDF (which  
would be wonderful to have updated a bit), leaning on the reasoner  
during early phases of ontology construction is very helpful, but  
ultimately once you have more "hardened" components, you can "save"  
the inferred graph and distribute that for the user community.


On Oct 27, 2006, at 3:54 AM, Phillip Lord wrote:

>>>>>> "Robert" == Robert Stevens <robert.stevens@manchester.ac.uk>  
>>>>>> writes:
>   Robert> There's another answer of using the reasoner by building
>   Robert> your ontology to take advantage of its capabilities. the
>   Robert> conceptual lego approach relies on the reasoner.
> Incidentally, Robert's point reminded me of another thing you can do
> without a reasoner.
> You can use your reasoner to build your ontology, and then deploy it
> without. One of the main reasons that people don't like DL reasoners s
> the overhead that they add to architectures. I think that this is a
> reasonable point but, in general, only at deployment time. When
> building your ontology, it's not that much hassle to have a
> reasoner -- my experience suggests it saves your more time than it
> costs you.
> Phil

Bill Bug
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