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Re: REQDOC: recommended change (not copyedit)

From: Jeff Heflin <heflin@cse.lehigh.edu>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 12:05:37 -0500
Message-ID: <3C7D11E1.40EE7FE9@cse.lehigh.edu>
To: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
CC: webont <www-webont-wg@w3.org>
This seems like a good change to me. If no one has a strong objection,
the editors will accept the change.

Jeff

Jim Hendler wrote:
> 
> 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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