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

From: Frank van Harmelen <Frank.van.Harmelen@cs.vu.nl>
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2001 18:55:41 +0100
Message-ID: <3C01309D.CA909570@cs.vu.nl>
To: www-webont-wg@w3.org
Stefan Decker wrote:

> 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).

I agree, of course (we even published jointly on this [1]), 
but I was talking about political expediency, not about technical accuracy (which are rarely the same :-).

Frank.
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PS: At the risk of apparent self-advertisement, the following might be useful for members wanting to familiarise themselves with the design of the "Semantic Web stack of languages" (XML, RDF, DAML+OIL, etc). 

It's a fairly light read. 

[1] The Semantic Web: The Roles of XML and RDF
IEEE Internet Computing,  October 2000, vol. 15, nr. 3, pgs. 63--74
http://www.cs.vu.nl/~frankh/abstracts/IEEE-IC00.html
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