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Re: DAML/RDF: a semantics and 2 more syntaxes

From: Frank van Harmelen <Frank.van.Harmelen@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2000 01:06:14 +0000
Message-ID: <39E91F26.DA8CDAEA@cs.vu.nl>
CC: www-rdf-logic@w3.org
Concerning the specification of a semantics for DAML-ONT,
Dan Connolly wrote:

> >   (defrelation http://www.daml.org/2000/10/daml-ont#equivalentTo (?x ?y)
> >       := (= ?x ?y) )
> OK... so it's this level that you're after. I'll try to
> cook up a KIF (or perhaps larch) specification for
> what I think the rest of the DAML vocabulary means. Note
> that this will just be my view of DAML, and I don't expect
> it to become part of the DAML spec until, for example,
> a bunch of folks have had a chance to compare it with the OIL
> denotational semantics.

Our homework (= the denotational semantics for OIL) can be found at

This is all pretty non-controversial stuff, but it has the not insignificant advantage that it unambigously answers the question what "equivalent" means in OIL:-)

Frank van Harmelen.
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Department of AI, Faculty of Sciences,  Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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