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Re: proposal for working on the ontology language

From: Enrico Motta <e.motta@open.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 11:48:45 +0000
Message-Id: <p05010406b83e44aa343e@[]>
To: www-webont-wg@w3.org

>Frank van Harmelen wrote:
>After living with DAML+OIL for almost a year now, and having talked 
>to lots of people who have used it (and even more people who 
>haven't), I am getting pretty convinced that we got the 80/20 
>balance wrong in DAML+OIL: 20% of the primitives account for 80% of 
>the usage/required expressive power, and the other primitives 
>contribute to a pretty high step-in cost. I would suggest we reduce 
>the language to deal with these issues.
>Also, we have lost rather too much of the "frame-style" modelling in 
>the language. Too often DAML+OIL requires a significant mental shift 
>before one can express the intended knowledge.
>I don't think either of these points will require a whole-sale redesign.
>I am willing to contribute to both of these issues.

I would be very interested in contributing to this work

Enrico Motta, PhD
Knowledge Media Institute,
The Open University,
Walton Hall, Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1908 653800
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