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Re: OWL Lite semantics

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 13:32:42 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <20021210.133242.100555261.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: phayes@ai.uwf.edu
Cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org

From: pat hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>
Subject: Re: OWL Lite semantics
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 12:12:59 -0600


> I am surprised to hear that Bell wasn't the dominant player, though. 
> I guess I associate Ron, you, Alex and and Deb all with DLs at Bell, 
> and have always though of that as something of an axis. Where would 
> you locate the dominant players? (Genuine question)


Well I would not say that there was a dominant player.  Different groups
did different things, each contributing to the field as a whole.  Bell
Labs/AT&T Labs was, of course, a significant player, but there were or are
comparable groups at ISI, Fairchild/Schlumberger, DKFI, Rome,
Aachen/Dresden, Hamburg, and Manchester.  Bell Labs has had more attention
here simply because it is in the U. S., and because Ron was here.


PS:  Wouldn't it be better to acquire knowledge before shooting at
description logics?  These repeated attacks are becoming an impediment.
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