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Re: Proposed extensions to OWL?

From: <rhm@cdepot.net>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 18:26:02 -0000
Message-Id: <200306171826.h5HIQ20Q031075@web159.megawebservers.com>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>, "Thomas B. Passin" <tpassin@comcast.net>
Cc: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>



Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org> said:

> 
> On Mon, 16 Jun 2003, Thomas B. Passin wrote:
> 
> >I agree, if we want to find a web service to convert from inches to
> >centimeter we may be talking about a process.  But I have a lot of trouble
> >with the thought that I need to invoke a web service every time I want to 
do
> >a lousy little units conversion!
> 
> Well, given a way of describing a service, one would hope that you could
> describe alternatives. And a simple parser-based or local tool as an
> alternative to mutliply by 25-and-a-half should be obvious. Complex
> mathematical manipulation might be easier done by a dedicated machine on a
> web service, that has half the stuff pre-computed.
> 
> But I think modeling it like this makes more sense - although cwm actually
> does handle basic maths things intrinsically if you have the right 
modelling.
> 
> cheers
> 
> Chaals
> 
-- 
Food for thought:
The MKR language ( http://rhm.cdepot.net/ ) includes statements,
questions, commands.
A command implements a procedural capability which can provide
any desired "web service".

Dick McCullough
Received on Tuesday, 17 June 2003 14:26:05 GMT

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