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Re: Web Rule Language - WRL vs SWRL

From: Michael Kifer <kifer@cs.sunysb.edu>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 23:36:09 -0400
To: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@isr.umd.edu>
Cc: www-rdf-rules@w3.org
Message-Id: <20050630033609.8FF80CB5D3@kiferserv.kiferhome.com>

Bijan Parsia:
> > This reminds me of the early days of SQL. Back then people believed 
> > that practitioners will actually understand the semantics *and use it*.
> I wonder if Date et al would diagnose things the same way.
> (Actually, I don't wonder. I so believe :))

Date was not an inventor of SQL, but I don't see why he or any other author
of a database textbook (myself included!) should be anything but fond of SQL.
After all, its screwy nature helps the bottom line.

But Jim Gray gave a speech at PODS/SIGMOD in 1999 where he said:
I invented it, and I apologize.

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