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RE: ]OEP] update to the oep page describing the closing roles note

From: Uschold, Michael F <michael.f.uschold@boeing.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 13:09:35 -0800
Message-ID: <823043AB1B52784D97754D186877B6CF05F5D137@xch-nw-12.nw.nos.boeing.com>
To: "Deborah L. McGuinness" <dlm@ksl.stanford.edu>
Cc: <public-swbp-wg@w3.org>

Quibble with this wording:

One of the benefits of working with a language that allows for open 
world reasoning, is that reasoners do not make closed world 
assumptions. 
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This assumes what you are trying to demonstrate: that open world has a
benefit compared to close world, but you do not say what the benefit is.



Perhaps better to say something like:

One of the benefits of working with a language that allows for open 
world reasoning, is that it avoids the problems that arise when
reasoners make close world assumptions.

This is not great either, because it still does not say what the benefit
is.

Mike
  




-----Original Message-----
From: Deborah L. McGuinness [mailto:dlm@ksl.stanford.edu] 
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2005 12:59 PM
To: SWBPD list
Subject: ]OEP] update to the oep page describing the closing roles note 


I noticed that the original posting on this topic is not linked into the

description.

I suggest the following update on this page

the topic could be:

Closing Roles.
Deborah McGuinness to draft.  An initial limited description (with 
follow-up discussion) is available from
the mailing list posting
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swbp-wg/2004Oct/0052.html

One of the benefits of working with a language that allows for open 
world reasoning, is that reasoners do not make closed world 
assumptions.  Thus, it is sometimes important to state that there will 
be no additional values filling a slot so that reasoners can make 
inferences based on current values and their properties.
This note discusses approaches to the problem and provides examples.

deborah

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