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Re: proposal for working on the ontology language

From: Frank van Harmelen <Frank.van.Harmelen@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 22:19:10 +0100
Message-ID: <3C16784E.E478E3F2@cs.vu.nl>
To: www-webont-wg@w3.org
Tim Finin wrote:
> 
> "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" wrote:
> >  I am concerned that the group is not working on the ontology language
> >  itself.  There are a number of changes that need to be done to DAML+OIL,
> >  largely because of changes that have happened since DAML+OIL was designed.
> >  ...
> 
> Are adding capabilities to the language, such as the ability
> to express rules, on our radar screen?  Some of the use cases
> that I am interested (e.g., representing security policies)
> will eventually require encoding some rules.

I agree with your statement that they are needed, 
but rules are out of our remit, as per our charter
(http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/WebOnt/charter.html, section 1.3)

Frank.
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