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Introducing www-rdf-logic

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 13:57:59 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-rdf-logic@w3.org
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Scope:
While W3C's existing work in this area has focussed on the XML, RDF and
URI specifications, the www-rdf-logic forum is intended to facilitate
discussion drawing upon a wide variety of research in the
Web/logic/ontologies area. 

General discussion concerning the RDF model, syntax and schema
specifications, implementations, W3C process etc. should be
directed to the main RDF Interest Group mailing list (www-rdf-interest). 

W3C provide the www-rdf-logic forum as a home for detailed technical
discussion of all approaches to the use of classical logic on
the Web for the representation of data such as inference rules,
ontologies, and complex schemata. The logic list, through association
with the RDF Interest Group, also serves as a mechanism to provide input
into W3C's Semantic Web activities, in particular relating
to future directions for the Resource Description Framework. 


Context: Why www-rdf-logic ?

This list has been called www-rdf-logic to reflect a concern that
discussion of logic languages for the Web take place within the
context of the broad Web architecture principles that informed the RDF
design. This should not overly constrain discussions on the
logic list: RDF was designed as a framework that could become
incrementally more expressive. The initial RDF design focusses on
simple binary relations between Web-identifiable resources. The notion of
a resource is fundamental both to RDF and to the general
Web architecture. In RDF, we model all our vocabulary constructs
(relations, types etc) as first class (ie. URI named) Web
resources. These basic principles (rather than the details of, for
example, RDF's XML syntax) can be used to connect the basic RDF
to more expressive logic/inference languages on the Web. 

Nearby:
     RDF home page, http://www.w3.org/RDF/
     RDF Interest Group: http://www.w3.org/RDF/Interest/
     Semantic Web Development: http://www.w3.org/2000/01/sw/



Dan

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