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Re: Terminology Question concerning Web Architecture and Linked Data

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 23:21:46 -0400
Message-ID: <e9dffd640708142021u43a12e15uf74385cbb6437a26@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Pat Hayes" <phayes@ihmc.us>
Cc: "Stuart Williams" <skw@hp.com>, www-tag@w3.org

On 8/14/07, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us> wrote:
> None of this has the slightest relevance to OWL semantics, which do
> not mention contexts or 'objective' truth, or time. OWL is not a
> language whose meaning can be reinvented to suit each particular use:
> its semantics are defined mathematically and are normative, so if you
> use OWL syntax with a different semantics then you are not following
> the OWL specs. The OWL semantics says that AAA owl:sameAs BBB is true
> in an interpretation I when I(AAA)=I(BBB).

Interesting, that was news to me.  I was going by what I thought was
the definition in the OWL language reference, rather than the actual
definition in the OWL semantics document.  I'll have to mull over what
the real definition means in the context of my argument.

Mark Baker.  Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.         http://www.markbaker.ca
Coactus; Web-inspired integration strategies  http://www.coactus.com
Received on Wednesday, 15 August 2007 03:21:59 UTC

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