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Re: LEAD: making an ontology about the ontology group...

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 13:48:22 -0600
Message-ID: <3BEAE186.9060905@w3.org>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
CC: www-webont-wg@w3.org
Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:

> From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
> Subject: Re: LEAD: making an ontology about the ontology group...
> Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2001 11:13:58 -0600

> Not fixed.  The following isn't particularly useful
>     <rdf:Description rdf:about="#vcard_list">
>         <ont:equivalentTo> vCard.Cellular, vCard.Company, vCard.Department, 
> vCard.DisplayName,

That's sort of a "remember to check into vCard" artifact; I'll
change it to rdfs:comment or something...

> There appears to be a serious editing artifact (double specification of
> personalTitle).
> There are some problems with name and address, but one might be able to
> live with them.  However, if one is just trying to do names for contact
> information, then a simple CommonName/FullName representation works
> exceedingly well.

Hmm... my CommonName is "Dan" and my FullName is "Dan Connolly", if
I understand you... I'd need something more in order to sort names.

> The treatment of email is totally broken, on both technical and modelling
> grounds.  On the technical side, DAML+OIL unambiguous properties have to be
> object properties,

grumble... I guess I can use cardinality or something...
maybe I'll eventually understand/appreciate why DAML+OIL has
that restriction; it doesn't appeal to me at all.

> and thus can't have literals as their objects.  On the
> modelling side, the relationship between social entities and mailboxes is
> many-to-many, even when restricted to persons.

No, there's only one person who's authorized to read
mail sent to connolly@w3.org, and that's the case
for many mailboxes; saying X contact:mailbox Y
is saying that there's just one X that can receive
mail sent to Y.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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