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RE: Announcement: DAML Annotation Tool available for Download

From: Hart, Lewis <lhart@grci.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 16:04:25 -0400
Message-ID: <4E4858A8C481D5119DA100B0D0796B8210282E@thumper.va.grci.com>
To: Siegfried Handschuh <handschuh@acm.org>, www-rdf-logic@w3.org, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Siegfried - OntoMat looks very good. Unfortunately, it does not seem to work
with _DAML_ ontologies, rather is uses RDFS ontologies. What I mean by that
is just this....

In the sample ontology included with OntoMat you have the following
namespaces declared:

and this class:

	<rdfs:Class rdf:ID="Employee">
	    <rdfs:subClassOf rdf:resource="#Person"/>
	    <!-- Restrictions omitted -->

When the class is written as:

	<daml:Class rdf:ID="Employee">
		<daml:subClassOf rdf:resource="#Person"/>
		<!-- Restrictions omitted -->

it no longer appears in the ontology browser window. The first class is
RDFS, but it is NOT DAML+OIL, the second is DAML put your tool ignores it!!

The sameClassAs property that linked daml:Class and rdfs:Class has been
removed from the DAML+OIL specification, so an ontology that has only
rdfs:Classes and rdf:Properties is not DAML. Or at least it is an ontology
with no daml:Classes or daml:Properties, which is not very useful as

By the way, I have the same complaint with OntoEdit. Another fine tool, but
it does not produce DAML+OIL, rather it produces RDFS. (last time I looked)

How about an option on both of these tools to import/export DAML classes,
properties and etc? 

Regards - Lewis
Lewis L Hart 
GRC International                        lhart@grci.com
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Siegfried Handschuh [mailto:handschuh@acm.org]
>Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 1:39 AM
>To: www-rdf-logic@w3.org; www-rdf-interest@w3.org
>Subject: Announcement: DAML Annotation Tool available for Download
>Dear Interest Groups,
>the beta version 0.1 of Ontomat, a DAML annotation tool
>is available for download at: 
>Ontomat is a user-friendly interactive webpage annotation tool. It supports

>the user with the task of creating and maintaining ontology-based DAML 
>markups, i.e. creating of DAML-instances, attributes and relationships.
>All the best,
>Siegfried Handschuh
>Siegfried Handschuh
>University of Karlsruhe, Institute AIFB,
>D-76128 Karlsruhe, Germany
>Tel.: +49-(0)721-608 7363, Fax.: +49-(0)721-608 6580
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