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

From: Ian Horrocks <horrocks@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2001 10:22:09 -0500
Message-ID: <15359.47905.290035.75353@localhost.localdomain>
To: Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com
Cc: Frank.van.Harmelen@cs.vu.nl, www-webont-wg@w3.org
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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