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Re: Comments on the OWL-Lite draft

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 20:27:52 -0400
Message-Id: <p0511170eb99b033f1eaa@[]>
To: "Bob MacGregor" <macgregor@ISI.EDU>, <public-webont-comments@w3.org>
At 2:42 PM -0700 9/3/02, Bob MacGregor wrote:
>(1) Toss out cardinalities altogether in OWL-Lite.  FunctionalProperty already
>covers the MAX1 case.  Add a 'RequiredProperty' property to cover MIN1.
>Invent a third property to cover MAX0.
>(2) State upfront whether or not OWL-Lite is intended to be
>upward compatible with RDF(S).
>(3) Toss out TransitiveProperty and SymmetricProperty.  They add little
>if any value, and make things harder to implement.
>(4) Forget about OWL-Heavy (for now; maybe forever).

Bob, I'll let the editors respond to the specific comments, this 
latter is definitely an issue the group will consider - it's already 
in our issue list (i.e. whether to have levels or just "heavy" or 
just lite)

>What happened to 'first' and 'rest'?  The 'bag' stuff in RDF is hideous.
>If 'first' and 'rest' clash with some other properties from a computability
>standpoint, consider eliminating those other properties.

the RDF Core WG has announced that they intend to provide a 
collection parsetype similar to the one used in DAML+OIL (i.e. first 
and rest) -- we currently intend to use their solution to closed 
sets, at the time we wrote these documents we didn't have details of 
their solution.

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