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Re: Possible to reduce OWL Full ontology to DL ontology automatically?

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 20:58:57 +0100
Message-ID: <40FC2801.8090606@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: Phil Dawes <pdawes@users.sourceforge.net>

Phil Dawes wrote:

> Jeremy Carroll writes:
>  > 
>  > Phil Dawes wrote:
>  > 
>  > > Hi RDF Interest,
>  > > 
>  > > Feel free to shoot me down because I'm way out of my depth here, but I
>  > > was wondering:
>  > > 
>  > > Would it be possible to build a tool that could take an owl full
>  > > ontology, infer a set of owl DL compatible assertions and then
>  > > remove all the non-OWL DL compatible ones?
>  > 
>  > Yes. But you need a decent set of OWL DL tools to motivate the amount of 
>  > work it would be to build such a thing.
> True, but it seems that despite there being a lack of DL tools, people
> still want to restrict themselves to OWL Lite/DL.  
> What's your view on tjis subject? In the absence of DL tools, should
> people be targetting OWL full by default?
> Cheers,
> Phil

My view is that I planned to do the work that you described, but could
not justify the three or four months of my time that I thought it would
take without a DL toolset.

i.e. to build OWL DL rather than OWL Full costs more money, because you
have to ensure that you are in the DL subset, without enough DL tools to
justify this expenditure it is a waste of money and effort that could
better be spent elsewhere.

In as much as my decision to not do such work was made in collaboration
with my colleagues, manager and Jena users, this view represents a wider
opinion than just my own.

I, personally, also find the OWL DL story fairly compelling, but without
some substance behind it, from the DL community, cannot actually support
it with my own effort.

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