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Re: comments on 18 July 2002 version of reference document

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 17:08:48 -0400
Message-Id: <p05111720b95cddf171c6@[]>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, www-webont-wg@w3.org


At 2:40 PM -0400 7/18/02, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
>PROPOSAL:  Remove all the rdf and rdfs sameXxxAs stuff.  The wrong decision
>	was made in DAML+OIL on this. 
>	Should this proposal be an ISSUE?  I guess so, and will raise the
>	issue.  It would be great if this issue could be resolved by next
>	week, but I don't expect that to happen.

huh?  I find these incredibly useful and among the most important to 
me in some of my research use cases which focus on finding mapping 
between terms in different ontologies -- we use
  foo:XXX daml:sameClassAs bar:YYY
all the time, and cannot live without it.  I like the "equivalentTo" 
idiom as well, but probably could live without it as long as I have
(or whatever we ended up calling it)

I need these at the class, property, and instance level.

So Peter, feel free to raise the issue, but I suspect you'll find we 
need some discussion.


(All forgive me if I seem a bit crotchety today - it's a Jewish fast 
day and I haven't eaten or drunk for a lot of hours-- making me a bit 

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