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Re: Benefits of using DL or Lite over using Full?

From: Deborah L. McGuinness <dlm@ksl.stanford.edu>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 09:34:21 -0800
Message-ID: <3E72129D.62D6B799@ksl.stanford.edu>
To: "Roger L. Costello" <costello@mitre.org>
Cc: www-rdf-logic@w3.org

there are benefits to owl lite or dl over full from a few kinds of

As peter mentioned, there are computational benefits.
This means that it is possible for user to count on a quick and complete
answer to a question posed to an application based on a (well implemented)
owl lite or owl dl reasoner.
It also means that an implementer of the owl lite or owl dl reasoner can
build an efficient reasoner on which (s)he can make claims about its
It also is expected to mean that the implementer can build tools based on
owl lite or owl dl more easily and more quickly.
Finally from an educational perspective, owl lite with less constructors
can be presented to users in a simpler manner thereby making it an easier
first step to get started in using in applications.

"Roger L. Costello" wrote:

> Hi Folks,
> What are the benefits are of restricting myself to DL or Lite?  For
> example, what kind of inferencing can I do with DL that I can't do with
> Full?  /Roger
Received on Friday, 14 March 2003 12:37:00 UTC

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