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Re: [OEP] Draft of a note on n-ary relations

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Fri, 07 May 2004 15:25:47 +0100
Message-ID: <409B9C6B.5020906@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: ewallace@cme.nist.gov
Cc: public-swbp-wg@w3.org

ewallace@cme.nist.gov wrote:
> This brings up a question though: What is the intended audience for
> OEP notes?  I think we are targeting those new to the Semantic Web
> and even KR.  I am expecting that audience to be dominated by domain
> experts and modelers over the next few years (this seems to be 
> validated by the emails I have seen on the protege-owl list).  Making 
> the SW easy to use and understand for those groups is why I joined this 
> WG.  So when picking terms, structure, examples and even the subject
> of these notes, I would place a higher priority on the needs of these
> groups than the needs of groups exemplified by say the members of 
> rdf-logic.  
> 
> Is this a controversial view?

It puts the case well ...

this same audience may get confused though, if they pick up introductory 
RDF material, such as the Shelley Powers' book, or the RDF Primer, and 
find a discussion of reification which is somewhat at odds with the 
discussion in this note. Perhaps your target new SW users are different 
from mine. I suspect that they will read such books first, and the note 
second. "The word is gone, taken from us..."

Jeremy
Received on Friday, 7 May 2004 10:28:46 UTC

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