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Re: OWL usage

From: Joanne Luciano <jluciano@predmed.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 11:29:30 -0400
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To: Phillip Lord <p.lord@russet.org.uk>, matt.halstead@auckland.ac.nz
Cc: Ian Horrocks <horrocks@cs.man.ac.uk>, pax@cbio.mskcc.org, holger@smi.stanford.edu, pax@cbio.mskcc.org, Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>, public-webont-comments@w3.org

Hi Phil,

Nice to hear from you.

I'd be happy to send information about our use of OWL, however I think they 
already have it since BioPAX (www.biopax.org) is already listed on the W3C 
site (http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/WebOnt/impls#Implementations).  That being 
said and assuming  I can't help the cause in that way, and not wanting to 
break the chain so to speak, I am forwarding your message to Peter Karp and 
Holger Knublauch.   Peter Karp, (SRI, International) is working on the 
release of an open source version of the GKB Editor with OWL 
support.  Holger, as you know is the author of the OWL plugin for the 
Protege editor. Perhaps they would add the request to their download site 
and more users of OWL would know to send in their information.

Warmest regards,

Joanne Luciano
BioPAX Workgroup Member
BioPathways Consortium co-organizer
45 Orchard Street
Belmont, MA 02478-3008
+1 617 993-9994 (office)
+1 617 230-2670 (mobile)

At 02:50 PM 9/23/03 +0100, Phillip Lord wrote:

>Matt, Joanne
> >From your respective talks at bio ontologies this year, I know that
>both of your groups are using, or are starting to use OWL within your
>I'm forwarding a request from Jim Hendler, via Ian Horrocks, who are
>both members of the web ontology W3C group. They are trying to keep up
>with who is using OWL, and for what. An important part of the W3C
>process is having solid examples of where people are using
>the technology. They would be very grateful if you could forward a
>short message explaining what you are doing with OWL to their mailing
>list described below.
> >>>>> "Ian" == Ian Horrocks <horrocks@cs.man.ac.uk> writes:
>   Ian> It would be helpful if you or anyone you know who is using OWL
>   Ian> would post a brief message to public-webont-comments@w3.org
>   Ian> with a pointer or short explanation of the application.
>   Ian> Thanks,
>   Ian> Ian
>   Ian> From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu> Subject: WOWG: Time to
>   Ian> collect implementation info again!  To: webont
>   Ian> <www-webont-wg@w3.org> Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 11:21:11 -0400
>   Ian> Resent-From: www-webont-wg@w3.org
>   Ian> Everyone -
>   Ian>   this is REALLY important -- I've been running into more and
>   Ian>   more
>   Ian> people who are actually using OWL and not telling anyone about
>   Ian> it -- I would like everyone in the WG to find someone you know
>   Ian> using OWL and tell them to send mail to
>   Ian> public-webont-comments@w3.org with a pointer to their
>   Ian> application.  Then ask them to do the same...
>   Ian>   Seriously, the W3C AC is currently being very tough on
>   Ian>   Proposed
>   Ian> Recommendations, and I think our showing just how many people
>   Ian> are really using OWL at this point will help a tremendous
>   Ian> amount.
>   Ian>   We must all spread the word that people shouldn't just be
>   Ian>   using OWL,
>   Ian> but also letting us know that they are!
>   Ian>   -JH
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