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RE: SAWSDL Spec: Terminology editorial suggestion

From: Jacek Kopecky <jacek.kopecky@deri.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 10:32:03 +0200
To: "C.Pedrinaci" <C.Pedrinaci@open.ac.uk>
Cc: Rama Akkiraju <akkiraju@us.ibm.com>, SAWSDL public list <public-ws-semann@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1152693123.4502.28.camel@localhost>

Hi Carlos, 
I think the definitions were meant to build on one another, i.e. the
first would be standalone and the following would reuse the preceding
ones. This would suggest keeping the definition of Semantics standalone.

However, since the second definition, Semantic Model, does not in fact
use the definition of Semantics, we might consider dropping Semantics or
reordering them so then Semantics could reuse Semantic Model as you
suggest.

Any thoughts?

Jacek

On Tue, 2006-07-11 at 14:31 +0100, C.Pedrinaci wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> The problem I see with this definition is that it basically rephrases
> the definition of Semantic Model instead of reusing it, which is a bit
> confusing in my opinion. I'd rather refer to "Semantic Model" which is
> defined afterwards.
> 
> I know some are against this approach but I can hardly see any other way
> for defining semantics in this context, which won't fall into rephrasing
> the Semantic Model definition.
> 
> Carlos
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: public-ws-semann-request@w3.org [mailto:public-ws-semann-
> > request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Rama Akkiraju
> > Sent: 11 July 2006 12:48
> > To: SAWSDL public list
> > Subject: SAWSDL Spec: Terminology editorial suggestion
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Hi All,
> > 
> > In the current version of SAWSDL spec, in section 1.1 'Terminology',
> the
> > definition for semantics is given as below.
> > 
> > Current Definition:
> > "Semantics in this context refers to the meaning of objects or
> > information.
> > An agent invoking a Web service concerns itself with the semantics of
> the
> > service, as well as its input and output messages."
> > 
> > My recommendation is to change it to something along the following
> lines.
> > The primary reason for change suggestion is that the current defintion
> > refers to 'meaning' which could be controversial. An ontology
> describes a
> > set of terms/concepts and their relationships. I don't think we need
> to
> > get
> > into 'meaning' for the purposes of this SAWSDL spec.
> > 
> > Change Suggestion:
> > "Semantics in the scope of this specification refers to the concepts
> in a
> > domain model and the context around these concepts. This context is
> > defined
> > by the relationships these concepts hold with other concepts in the
> domain
> > model."
> > 
> > 
> > Regards
> > Rama Akkiraju
> > 
> 
> 
> 
> 
Received on Wednesday, 12 July 2006 08:32:20 GMT

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