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

From: Jim Hendler <james.hendler@verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2001 11:22:43 -0500
Message-Id: <p04330101b826cabe7734@[192.168.0.100]>
To: Stefan Decker <stefan@db.stanford.edu>, Frank van Harmelen <Frank.van.Harmelen@cs.vu.nl>, www-webont-wg@w3.org
At 8:52 PM -0800 11/24/01, Stefan Decker wrote:
>Hi,
>
>Dieter Fensel has suggested to use WOL
>as an acronym for "Web Ontology Language" - which
>I think captures more what we want to do and is in
>sync with working emerging groups and topic like "Web Services"
>and also connects to the existing Web.
>
>Any name that includes "XML" in it's name leads into the wrong
>direction - XML-based is not a primarily feature of the intended
>Ontology Language (comes for free though).
>
>All the best,
>
>         Stefan
>

I agree with Stefan that anything starting with X for XML is 
problematic in one way, but also that satrting with R for RDF could 
be considered problematic in other ways  WOL is pretty 
straightforward and works (and has 3 letters, so it would work as a 
mime type). If we went for the 4 letter we could do WOML or WODL for 
Web Ontology Markup Language or Web Ontology Description Languages - 
which I don't love, but maybe someone can think of someting 
interesting starting with those?
  -JH
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