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RE: [ontolog-forum] Last call documents for OWL 2 specificationavailable - review and comments solicited

From: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 21:03:11 +0100
Message-ID: <0EF30CAA69519C4CB91D01481AEA06A0EA6EDE@judith.fzi.de>
To: "[ontolog-forum] " <ontolog-forum@ontolog.cim3.net>, "SW-forum" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Cc: "Azamat" <abdoul@cytanet.com.cy>, "Alan Ruttenberg" <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Dear all!

I just noticed that the original mail by Alan Ruttenberg contained a wrong
link, pointing to a now obsolete set of older working drafts. 

Here is the correct link to the current set of OWL 2 working drafts (with
some of them being marked as "last call" working drafts, as announced by



PS: I don't know whether I am allowed to post to the ontolog-forum, so maybe
someone is willing to forward this mail?

>-----Original Message-----
>From: semantic-web-request@w3.org [mailto:semantic-web-request@w3.org]
>On Behalf Of Azamat
>Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 5:33 PM
>To: [ontolog-forum]
>Cc: 'SW-forum'
>Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum] Last call documents for OWL 2
>specificationavailable - review and comments solicited
>Tuesday, December 16, 2008 11:14 AM, Alan wrote:
>"I am looking for comments on all aspects of the specification, and in
>particular comments as to how understandable the specification is, any
>comments on new features, as well as any inconsistencies or errors."
>Just some short comments to some key OWL2 claims:
>1. Partiality. The data type model, the logical basis of OWL 2,
>pasted from Motik's paper, is too partial and too formal and too
>logical, no
>real semantic functions and corresponding rules, See Reality, Universal
>2. Misplacement of categories, the logical entities for the ontological
>entities. See Ontopaedia."OWL 2 allows for annotations of ontologies,
>ontology entities (classes, properties, and individuals), anonymous
>individuals, axioms, and other annotations. Annotations of all these
>however, have no semantic meaning in OWL 2 and are ignored in this
>(Direct Semantics). http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-owl2-semantics-
>3. Inconsistency. "OWL 2 ontologies consist of the following three
>syntactic categories: entities (classes, properties, individuals), class
>expressions, axioms. http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-owl2-syntax-20081008/
>I haven't read all the sequel but have an impression that OWL 0 was
>to be more consistent and comprehensive and less formal logical. It is
>to remember that the SW is a web of data about the world, and that the
>ontological language is designed to describe how the data relates to the
>real world entities, http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/.
>With sincere intentions to better your project,
>Azamat Abdoullaev
>EIS Encyclopedic Intelligent System LTD
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Alan Ruttenberg" <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
>To: "[[ontolog-forum]]" <ontolog-forum@ontolog.cim3.net>
>Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 11:14 AM
>Subject: [ontolog-forum] Last call documents for OWL 2
>specificationavailable - review and comments solicited
>> Dear colleagues,
>> An you may know, I  co-chair the working group that is specifying the
>> next version of the OWL language. Because a number of  you have had
>> experience with working with (or wrestling with) OWL, I wonder if you
>> would consider reviewing our "last call" documents.
>> http://www.w3.org/blog/SW/2008/10/10/seven_owl_2_drafts_published
>> I am looking for comments on all aspects of the specification, and in
>> particular comments as to how understandable the specification is,
>> any comments on new features, as well as any inconsistencies or
>> Please send your comments to public-owl-comments@w3.org by January
>> 23, 2009.
>> If you have any questions about this process, feel free to contact me
>> personally.
>> Thanks in advance for any efforts you put in to this, which I greatly
>> appreciate.
>> Regards,
>> Alan
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