W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-rdf-interest@w3.org > June 2003

RE: (Round 2) Proposed Extensions to OWL

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 13:07:16 +0100
To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBLCBLIMDOPKMOPHLHEEMHFEAA.jon@spin.ie>

As far as the general issue of conversion goes. I think such a mechanism
will be useful, indeed it will probably prove essential for some
applications, but I think it would extend OWL's scope too much if we had it
there.

If it were in OWL I can see people wanting to keep what OWL does now, but
use another conversion system, or to use OWL's conversion system but use
another application for the ontological stuff it does now. To my mind this
marks a good point of separation between technologies.

For that matter the kind of processing needed to work with what OWL does now
and with a conversion application is quite different as well, so from the
perspective of actually writing APIs and libraries I would see a practical
advantage in separating them.
Received on Friday, 27 June 2003 08:05:54 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Monday, 7 December 2009 10:51:59 GMT