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From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 16:01:47 -0400
Message-Id: <200405212001.i4LK1mWM010065@roke.hawke.org>
To: www-rdf-rules@w3.org

I've copied most of the title page, below.

    -- sandro


SWRL: A Semantic Web Rule Language
Combining OWL and RuleML

W3C Member Submission 21 May 2004

This version:
Latest version:
    Ian Horrocks, Network Inference
    Peter F. Patel-Schneider, Bell Labs Research, Lucent Technologies
    Harold Boley, National Research Council of Canada
    Said Tabet, Macgregor, Inc.
    Benjamin Grosof, Sloan School of Management, MIT
    Mike Dean, BBN Technologies 


This document contains a proposal for a Semantic Web Rule Language
(SWRL) based on a combination of the OWL DL and OWL Lite sublanguages
of the OWL Web Ontology Language with the Unary/Binary Datalog RuleML
sublanguages of the Rule Markup Language. SWRL includes a high-level
abstract syntax for Horn-like rules in both the OWL DL and OWL Lite
sublanguages of OWL. A model-theoretic semantics is given to provide
the formal meaning for OWL ontologies including rules written in this
abstract syntax. An XML syntax based on RuleML and the OWL XML
Presentation Syntax as well as an RDF concrete syntax based on the OWL
RDF/XML exchange syntax are also given, along with several examples.
Status of this document


This is a member submission, offered by the National Research Council
of Canada, Network Inference and Stanford University, on behalf of
themselves and the authors, in association with the Joint US/EU ad hoc
Agent Markup Language Committee (Joint Committee).

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