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REQDOC: recommended change (not copyedit)

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 13:01:32 -0500
Message-Id: <p05101410b8a17ad0cbf4@[128.8.127.214]>
To: webont <www-webont-wg@w3.org>
In the introduction, 2nd to last paragraph, we end with an example of 
why "richer semantics are needed"  (person/car, string quartet).  The 
next paragraph starts "A first draft of the detailed specification..."
I would like to change that last paragraph to include some words from 
the charter that specify what we were tasked to do (see charter quote 
below). This would make that last paragraph become:




The <a href="http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/WebOnt/charter">
Web Ontology Working Group charter </a>
tasks the group to produce this more expressive semantics and to 
specify mechanisms by which the language can provide "more complex 
relationships between entities including: means to limit the 
properties of classes with respect to number and type, means to infer 
that items with various properties are members of a particular class, 
a well-defined model of property inheritance, and similar semantic 
extensions to the base languages."  A first draft ... (rest is the 
same)

this small change relates this document to our charter more 
specifically, as well as providing a pointer to the charter for those 
who skipped the status section.




 From the charter:
>     *  A Web ontology language, that builds on current Web languages 
>that allow the specification of classes and subclasses, properties 
>and subproperties (such as RDFS), but which extends these constructs 
>to allow more complex relationships between entities including: 
>means to limit the properties of classes with respect to number and 
>type, means to infer that items with various properties are members 
>of a particular class, a well-defined model of property inheritance, 
>and similar semantic extensions to the base languages.
>

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