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Re: ACTION: task force unasserted triples

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 08:24:09 -0400
To: connolly@w3.org
Cc: schreiber@swi.psy.uva.nl, www-webont-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <20020425082409H.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Subject: Re: ACTION: task force unasserted triples
Date: 23 Apr 2002 10:57:55 -0500

> On Tue, 2002-04-23 at 10:44, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
[...]
> If this is the proposed solution, this can already
> be done with RDF core specs as written, no? What are we
> asking RDF Core to do/add/change?

I do not believe that the two-file solution is compatible with RDF, in that
it treats some files as RDF syntax but not having a meaning compatible with
RDF semantics.  If WebOnt is not required to retain compatibility with RDF,
then please let me know immediately as I can then start working on a WebOnt
language that is not compatible with RDF.

[...]

> So in this case, how does WebOnt-entialment work? How do we come
> to the relevant conclusion?

Well, in whatever way we want to, of course.  In particular, the WebOnt
language would then be free to assign whatever meanings it wants to the
constructs in the .ont files.  Of course, having the .ont files be RDF
syntax has its own costs, but at least there is a way forward.

peter
Received on Thursday, 25 April 2002 08:24:19 GMT

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