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Agenda item for next week: annotations

From: Sean Bechhofer <sean.bechhofer@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 17:57:26 +0100
Message-Id: <6AA5BC13-F06B-41FB-A62C-2EF444A4FE5C@manchester.ac.uk>
To: SWD Working SWD <public-swd-wg@w3.org>

I've had the following from Uli Sattler on the subject of annotations:

it would be nice to hear if you would agree that OWL 2 having  
annotations that allow to

- have annotations on annotations and
- have subproperty, domain, and range on annotationproperties

would be a good thing -- even if no semantics of these would be  

The current situation is that the OWL WG are unlikely to have  
sufficient resources to define a powerful annotation solution with  
syntax and semantics, but think that it is feasible to provide such  
added features (without a detailed semantics) now. This would allow,  
for example, the use of SKOS properties for annotations, while  
staying in an "OWL-DL" fragment.

My guess is that for most applications, this would be fine as the  
annotations are likely to be relatively simple without the need for  
much expressiveness other than querying for subproperties.

I'd like to put this on the agenda for a brief discussion at next  
week's telecon please.


Sean Bechhofer
School of Computer Science
University of Manchester
Received on Wednesday, 20 August 2008 16:57:47 UTC

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