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Re: Close to final draft of "classes as values" note

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 15:38:26 -0500
Message-Id: <p06001f14bcced29b0e77@[]>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Cc: Brian_McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, Alan Rector <rector@cs.man.ac.uk>, Natasha Noy <noy@SMI.Stanford.EDU>, swbp <public-swbp-wg@w3.org>

>* McBride, Brian <brian.mcbride@hp.com> [2004-05-17 09:31+0100]
>>  >
>>  > The paper is really about indicating the subject of 
>>  > resources using OWL ontologies.
>>  I would prefer to see RDFS included within the scope of the paper.
>OWL is built upon RDFS, so it is already in there.

No no, that's too simple. OWL modifies RDFS in 
significant ways (eg it imposes an extensional 
reading of subClassOf which makes inferencing 
more complicated.) I agree with Brian. RDFS 
represents a possible 'sweet spot' for many 
applications a little below (and to the left) of 


>The issue is more
>terminological difference I think: RDF people say 'vocabulary' and
>OWL people say 'ontology'. Perhaps if we wrote 'RDF/OWL' more often,
>the commonality might be made more widely appreciated?

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