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ISSUE-155 draft response

From: Sean Bechhofer <sean.bechhofer@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 13:16:00 +0100
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To: SWD Working SWD <public-swd-wg@w3.org>


Hi all,

Here's a draft response to Peter on [ISSUE-155], let me know what you
think. Note *this is just a draft, not the actual response* -- I'll
wait for feedback from the WG before replying formally to
Peter. (Peter if you're lurking on this list feel free to post your
thoughts at any time.)

	Sean


Dear Peter

Thanks for your comments [1,2]:

I think that it would be very useful if there was a version of SKOS that
used OWL 2.  I understand that it is problematic for a recommendation to
point to something that is not (yet) a recommendation.  However, I think
that an informative document would be useful, even just a version of the
RDF/XML document that used the new OWL 2 features.  I think
that it would be even more useful to have this information in another
format, such as the OWL 2 reference syntax.

The OWL WG believes that it would be very useful if there was a version
of SKOS that used OWL 2.  The WG understands that it is problematic for
a recommendation to point to something that is not (yet) a
recommendation and that further delay to SKOS is probably not warranted.
However, the OWL WG believes that publishing, at some point in the
future, a document (eg, a WG Note) describing how SKOS could be defined
in an OWL 2 environment would be useful. The OWL WG has produced an OWL
2 version of the SKOS specification and would be happy to help SKOS
experts in producing a descriptive note explaining how this OWL 2
ontology related to SKOS.  This note could be published as a joint WG
note of the two WGs.

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We note your comments that changes to the Recommendation at this  
point are not
warranted.

We do agree, however, that an OWL 2 version of SKOS would be useful,  
and would
be happy to collaborate in producing a descriptive note along the lines
suggested.

	Sean Bechhofer
	Alistair Miles

[ISSUE-155] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/issues/155
[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2008Oct/0018.html
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2008Oct/0059.html


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Sean Bechhofer
School of Computer Science
University of Manchester
sean.bechhofer@manchester.ac.uk
http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/people/bechhofer
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