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SEM: Let's make this productive

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2002 09:03:32 -0400
Message-Id: <p05111702b976c975cb57@[128.8.19.25]>
To: webont <www-webont-wg@w3.org>

All - it is clear that between us we have a lot of background and 
experience in many areas impinging on semantics, and while free 
ranging discussion is informative (and fun) it doesn't really help us 
advance towards our goals.  I don't want to stop the discourse in 
anyway, but let me suggest that targeting it towards our issues (and 
the test cases that go with them) seems to be our best chance for 
getting consensus on these complex matters. Ian's message was a good 
example - he proposed that the classes as instances distinction had 
impact on the semantics decisions in various ways.  Please try to 
keep your conversation focused on the open issues in the issues list 
- virtually all of the current open ones are related to semantic 
discussion.
  Also, proposals for how to RESOLVE issues are especially sought 
after - remember, we don't get published till that list has 
everything in the Closed or postponed category...
  -JH

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