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Re: WOWG: agenda Aug 15 telecon

From: Deborah McGuinness <dlm@KSL.Stanford.EDU>
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 08:47:52 -0700
Message-ID: <3D5BCD28.E602BEF7@ksl.stanford.edu>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
CC: Frank.van.Harmelen@cs.vu.nl, www-webont-wg@w3.org



"Peter F. Patel-Schneider" wrote:

> From: Frank van Harmelen <Frank.van.Harmelen@cs.vu.nl>
> Subject: Re: WOWG: agenda Aug 15 telecon
> Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 13:58:37 +0200
>
> >
> > Further to my summary of the contributions to public comments list,
> > two new messages arrived today, both of which are also relevant to the
> > semantics discussion also on the agenda for today:
> >
> > Message [1] points out a bug in the DAML+OIL spec that we are about to be
> > bitten by as well if we don't take care. (Essentially the current DAML+OIL
> > spec of sameClassAs forces its arguments to be of type daml:Class,
> > even if without that statement they would only be of type rdfs:Class).
>
> My understanding is that this was a feature, not a bug.  The use of
> sameClassAs in importing terms from RDF/RDFS is thus the bug.
>
> > Message [2] shows the confusion people have about the relation between RDF
> > and OWL: is every OWL document an RDFS document (as our working documents
> > state), or is it the other way around (as the author believes it to be the
> > case).
>
> Yes, this is a potential source of confusion.  We will have to do extra
> work in this area.
>

we previously had more detail in the feature synopsis on this point where we made
a statement about valid OWL statements being valid RDF statements but we felt a
need to be more general in our statements.
maybe a course would be to provide a pointer to another page that gives more
detail on the relationship and provides some simple examples if we can find some
that we consider simple.

>
> > Food for the teleconf today.
> >
> > Frank.
> >    ----
> >
> > [1]
> > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webont-comments/2002Aug/0022.html
> >
> > [2]
> > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webont-comments/2002Aug/0023.html
>
> peter

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