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Re: a doubt on basic concepts

From: Peter <meancity@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 15:16:21 +0800
Message-ID: <5bff54a1041020001647ac8e01@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jeen Broekstra <jbroeks@cs.vu.nl>, www-rdf-interest@w3.org

hi Jeen
 u said OIL has RDF syntax ?
i read "OIL in a Nutshell" 2000, in side
author gives something like this 

title "African animals"
creator "Ian Horrocks"
subject "animal, food, vegetarians"
description "A didactic example ontology describing
African animals"
description.release "1.01"
publisher "I. Horrocks"
type "ontology"
format "pseudo-xml"
format "pdf"
identifier "http://www.cs.vu.nl/~dieter/oil/TR/oil.pdf"
source "http://www.africa.com/nature/animals.html"
language "OIL"
language "en-uk"
relation.hasPart "http://www.ontosRus.com/animals

as a example of OIL.
i assume this one is OIL syntax...

thank u

On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 21:30:08 +0200, Jeen Broekstra <jbroeks@cs.vu.nl> wrote:
> Dear Peter,
> Peter wrote:
> > Dear all, as i read, some basic ideas i would like to enquire. DAML
> >
> > well,  DAML has two version, (or we say DAML actually is DAML
> > family? )one is DAML-ONT (old) , the other is DAML-OIL(new).
> > correct?
> >
> > OIL, a kind of ontology presentation language. and DAML-OIL is its
> > RDF version of syntax serialization., correct?
> Close but not quite. Let me tell you a story, of three-letter
> abbreviations and oversea friendships.
> OIL stands for Ontology Interchange Language, and was developed in
> 1999/2000, in the context of a European IST project (On-To-Knowledge,
> http://www.ontoknowledge.org/) as an attempt to come up with a usable
> KR language for knowledge mangagement in such environments as
> corporate intranets . It was a mix between Description Logics, Frame
> Logics and RDF. OIL already had an RDF syntax. OIL came in three
> flavours: OIL Lite (basically RDFS minus reification), OIL Standard
> (roughly comparable to OWL DL) and Heavy OIL (roughly OWL Full).
> The DAML project (http://www.daml.org/) was a US funded research
> project that had some overlapping goals with On-To-Knowledge. DAML
> stands for DARPA Agent Markup Language, but confusingly, there is no
> actual language that is called DAML.
> DAML-ONT was a first attempt at an Agent Markup language based on OIL,
> basically it was a rough first draft version that had some primitives
> removed, others added, and a different RDF syntax. The joint EU-US
> ontology working group (consisting of a.o. members of the DAML project
> and On-To-Knowledge) then worked on several revisions of this initial
> DAML-ONT proposal, to make it more usable. The result of this was
> DAML+OIL. Another language developed in DAML is DAML-S, a Web Service
> markup language.
> DAML+OIL then became input for the W3C Ontology Working Group, and the
>   end result (for now at least) of that is the OWL family of languages.
> I hope that my tale entertained and enlightened ;)
> Jeen
> --
> Jeen Broekstra                                      Vrije Universiteit
>                                Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science
> jbroeks@cs.vu.nl                 de Boelelaan 1081a, 1081 HV Amsterdam
> http://www.cs.vu.nl/~jbroeks                           The Netherlands
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