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Re: Options we have with respect to the draft charters (i.e., RE: [fwd] Draft charters for work on Semantics for WS)

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@isr.umd.edu>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 12:51:36 -0500
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Cc: "'public-sws-ig@w3.org '" <public-sws-ig@w3.org>, "'jeff@inf.ed.ac.uk '" <jeff@inf.ed.ac.uk>
To: "Shi, Xuan" <xshi@GEO.WVU.edu>

On Nov 22, 2005, at 10:17 AM, Shi, Xuan wrote:

> I'd like to make clear about my statement regarding XML, RDF/OWL, 
> semantic
> Web, etc. XML is based on a Tree model while RDF is based on a graphic 
> model
> originated from the AI domain. Thus it's not easy for XML people to
> understand RDF tripples.
[snip]

It's clarifying, but it just underscores the silliness (sorry for the 
bluntness) of the argument. Perhaps, "thinness" would be a better word. 
I mean, what exactly is driving your "thus"? Graphic vs. Tree? (can't 
trees be visualized?) Or that something *originated* "in the AI domain" 
(but you offer no substantive analysis of the troublesome features)? 
And what happened to the problems of logic(s)?

Oh well, mailing lists, y'know.

Cheers,
Bijan.
Received on Wednesday, 23 November 2005 17:52:23 GMT

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