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

From: Frank van Harmelen <Frank.van.Harmelen@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2001 22:04:41 +0100
Message-ID: <3BFD6869.4F93009C@cs.vu.nl>
To: www-webont-wg@w3.org
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 


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).


PS: shall we discuss our logo next ? :-)
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