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Re: What shall we call the web ontology language??

From: Deborah McGuinness <dlm@ksl.stanford.edu>
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2001 18:28:33 -0800
Message-ID: <3C0ED7D1.B71D4768@ksl.stanford.edu>
To: Leo Obrst <lobrst@mitre.org>
CC: Ian Horrocks <horrocks@cs.man.ac.uk>, Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com, Frank.van.Harmelen@cs.vu.nl, www-webont-wg@w3.org
sorry for the slow response - i was offline and am just catching up.
we did indeed start with XOL and make some small modifications for the
VerticalNet ontology tool work.
if people want a pointer to that work it is at [1].

If people would like me to pursue the idea of using XOL with vinay or peter i
will be happy to do that.
i am also happy with web ontology language.

[1]
http://www.ksl.stanford.edu/people/dlm/papers/ontologyBuilderVerticalNet-abstract.html



Leo Obrst wrote:

> Although I tend to agree with you, Ian, XOL does have the history you
> cite. And I know personally of ontology management tools which tried to
> utilize (and extend) XOL: e.g., VerticalNet and its Ontology Builder,
> from whence I came recently. But since I and my former employees (all
> former VerticalNet extinct dept. of ontological engineering employees)
> are wary of the intellectual property police, I cannot say much more.
> There is a published document by Deborah McGuiness et al. in the recent
> Stanford Semantic Web conference. So, the XOL term may come with a
> price. I would let Peter Karp and Vinay Chaudhri respond, however.
>
> Leo
>
> Ian Horrocks wrote:
> >
> > I prefer XOL to any other name I have seen so far. Moreover, I'm not
> > convinced that this choice is completely ruled out by its former
> > use. XOL was a proposal for an "XML-based Ontology Interchange
> > Language" from P. D. Karp, V. K. Chaudhri and J. Thomere which was
> > really just an XML serialisation of the OKBC-lite knowledge model. As
> > far as I am aware it is only described in an early draft, and although
> > this influenced the work on OIL, XOL itself was never fully developed.
> >
> > Bearing this in mind, wouldn't it be possible to "recycle" XOL? After
> > all, unless we start taking recycling seriously, the worlds supply of
> > TLAs will soon be exhausted (in fact it probably is already).
> >
> > Regards, Ian
> >
> > On November 23, Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com writes:
> > >
> > > He missed SWIL (Semantic Web Inference Language)  ;-)
> > >
> > > Which logically would be paired with SWALLOW ;-)
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > >
> > > Patrick
> > >
> > >
> > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > From: ext Frank van Harmelen [mailto:Frank.van.Harmelen@cs.vu.nl]
> > > > Sent: 22 November, 2001 23:05
> > > > To: www-webont-wg@w3.org
> > > > Subject: Re: What shall we call the web ontology language??
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Michael Sintek wrote:
> > > >
> > > > >         SWOL  -- Semantic Web Ontology Language
> > > >
> > > > Hans Akkermans (close colleague of Guus Schreiber and myself
> > > > here in Amsterdam), has done his homework. You can see the results at
> > > >
> > > > http://www.cs.vu.nl/~frankh/spool/names.html
> > > >
> > > > There are more names to choose from there then we will ever need.
> > > >
> > > > In response to this list, Shirley Tessler and Avron Barr have
> > > > suggested SOL (Standard Ontology Language), which is
> > > > currently also Hans' favourite.
> > > >
> > > > I would have proposed XOL (XML-based Ontology Language). This
> > > > would have had the advantage of dis-antagonising the
> > > > folk-who-claim-you-can-do-all-of-this-in-XML, but
> > > > unfortunately XOL is already in use for an XML based ontology
> > > > language.
> > > >
> > > > So, take your pick from http://www.cs.vu.nl/~frankh/spool/names.html
> > > > (and don't forget about SOL).
> > > >
> > > > Frank.
> > > >    ----
> > > >
> > > > PS: shall we discuss our logo next ? :-)
> > > >
>
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