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Re: OWL : Taxonomies VS. the semantic web a mismatch?

From: Jonathan Borden <jonathan@openhealth.org>
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 16:19:28 -0400
Message-ID: <3F5CE450.5060009@openhealth.org>
To: Morten Christensen <mortench2003@yahoo.dk>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

Morten Christensen wrote:

>W3C has recognized the importance of taxonomies and is pushing “OWL Lite” as the new preferred way to express (web) taxonomies.  However, there appears to be a subtle but important semantic difference in how OWL is best used for taxonomies and how OWL is intended to be used for the semantic web. A difference that may destroy the semantic interoperability of OWL taxonomies and OWL for the semantic web.

You seem to be suggesting that there are two distinct types of things: 
information objects and other objects. I've heard this before. Can you 
be specific on how this is a problem for OWL? A concrete example would 
be great.

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