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Re: OWL working drafts - feedback sought

From: Ian Horrocks <horrocks@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2002 13:02:12 +0100 (BST)
Message-ID: <15733.63044.927361.722461@excalibur.inf.tu-dresden.de>
To: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Cc: www-webont-wg@w3c.org

On September 1, Jim Hendler writes:
> As Mike Dean mentioned a few weeks back, we have released the first 
> real langauge-based working drafts of the OWL langauge - successor to 
> DAML+OIL.  We could use some feedback as to whether we are going in 
> the right direction.  The document
>     http://www.w3.org/TR/owl-features/
> is a short summary of the language and will show what has changed so 
> far from DAML+OIL.  We would welcome feedback on the public mailing 
> list (see below) if you have issues with any of changes or, in fact, 
> if you think these changes are positive -- i.e. just a "this looks 
> good" would be useful feedback
>   We would particularly like feedback as to whether the naming of a 
> subset (Owl Lite in these documents) is a good or bad idea.
>   In addition, there are some who feel that stopping at OWL Lite would 
> be a good idea (i.e. come out with a simpler version w/less 
> inferential power, but easier to implement) - we need feedback on 
> this as well

Jim,

I am really rather amazed to read the last sentence. The stated
purpose of OWL Lite was to provide an easy entry for tool builders,
and not an alternative to or replacement for the full language.

If members of the WG believe that we should "stop at OWL Lite", then
they should declare themselves and open an issue in the normal
way. Currently, I see no such issue, and am not aware of such a
suggestion even having been (openly) discussed.

Ian


>   thanks much
>   Jim H
>   CoChair, Web Ontology Working Group
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> At 2:59 PM -0400 8/6/02, Mike Dean wrote:
> >X-Authentication-Warning: mail.daml.org: majordom set sender to 
> >owner-daml-all@mail.daml.org using -f
> >To: daml-all@daml.org
> >Subject: OWL Working Drafts published
> >Date: Tue, 06 Aug 2002 14:59:59 -0400
> >From: Mike Dean <mdean@bbn.com>
> >Sender: owner-daml-all@mail.daml.org
> >
> >The first Working Drafts for the OWL Web Ontology Language
> >have been published by W3C [1].  Links to these and other
> >documents are available on the WebOnt WG home page [2].
> >Comments may be sent to public-webont-comments@w3.org [3].
> >
> >A summary of current changes from DAML+OIL to OWL is now
> >available at [4].
> >
> >	Mike
> >
> >[1] http://www.w3.org/News/2002#item110
> >
> >[2] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/WebOnt/
> >
> >[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webont-comments/
> >
> >[4] http://www.daml.org/2002/06/webont/owl-ref-proposed#appd
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
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