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Another RDF Comment on the OWL Reference Doc

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Fri, 09 May 2003 18:09:03 +0100
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The RDFCore WG have asked me to send this comment on their behalf, as an 
addition to others already sent.

Brian

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owlref-rdfcore-relationship-to-RDF

RDFCore are concerned about the clarity in the OWL specifications of what
RDF is legal OWL DL and OWL lite.  This seems to be described only in S+AS
which is a highly technical document and is likely to be inaccessible to
many.  On reviewing the reference document some significant restrictions
were not apparent to the RDFCore reviewer.  We cannot be confident,
therefore, that other restrictions we would care about, have not been missed.

RDFCore requests that the specifications be amended to include a
description of necessary conditions for a RDF document to be in OWL DL and
OWL Lite.  This description should be as accurate as possible consistent
with a goal of it being comprehensible to a majority of the community.

Such a description may bring to light further issues.

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