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Re: ISSUE-157 draft response

From: Alistair Miles <alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 16:16:01 +0100
To: Sean Bechhofer <sean.bechhofer@manchester.ac.uk>
Cc: SWD Working SWD <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20081007151559.GA7926@skiathos>

Yes, I'd be happy to collaborate (or for anyone else from the WG to
collaborate) with the OWL 2 WG on such a note, especially if the OWL
WG has already written a draft.

Cheers,

Alistair

On Mon, Oct 06, 2008 at 01:14:52PM +0100, Sean Bechhofer wrote:
>
>
> Hi all,
>
> Here's a draft response to Peter on [ISSUE-157], 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.
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> 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-157] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/issues/157
> [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
>
>
> --
> 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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