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Another Comment on Owl Ref {was: Re: Denotation of owl:Class)

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2003 13:04:42 +0100
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To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org

Oh dear, I was hoping there was good reason for making the 
distinction.  Can someone confirm Jeremy's view.

If Jeremy is right, I can't avoid suggesting another comment:

RDFCore has been advised that Owl would still work correctly if term 
owl:Class were replaced by rdfs:Class.

RDFCore therefore requests that the term owl:Class be dropped and replaced 
by rdfs:Class as this helps clarify the relationship between OWL and RDF(S) 
and eliminates possible confusion caused by the introduction of unnecessary 
redundant terms.


At 19:43 25/04/2003 +0300, Jeremy Carroll wrote:

> >  If its ok to feed only
> > some of the semantics to a DL reasoner, why not stick to rdfs:Class but 
> let
> > it have only a limited understanding of Class?
>I believe this statement is technically correct.
>i.e. globally replace owl:Class by rdfs:Class in OWL S&AS and everything 
>You cannot say owl:Class rdfs:subClassOf rdfs:Class or the opposite in OWL
>Lite and OWL DL so the need for this distinction is moot.
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