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

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 15:33:40 -0500
To: Frank.van.Harmelen@cs.vu.nl
Cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <20011126153340S.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Actually, I think that it would be very politically expedient to allude to
XML for the web ontology language.  I am very worried that RDF is moving
further and further away from XML, and thus from the overwhelming majority
of web data.

That said, I do like WOL.  I would go for any reasonable TLA that does not
allude to RDF!


From: Frank van Harmelen <Frank.van.Harmelen@cs.vu.nl>
Subject: Re: What shall we call the web ontology language??
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2001 18:55:41 +0100

> 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.
>    ----
> 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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