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Re: OWL working drafts - feedback sought

From: Guus Schreiber <schreiber@swi.psy.uva.nl>
Date: Thu, 05 Sep 2002 13:19:09 +0200
Message-ID: <3D773DAD.5090908@swi.psy.uva.nl>
To: Jonathan Borden <jonathan@openhealth.org>
CC: www-webont-wg@w3c.org

Jonathan Borden wrote:


> I am not at all convinced that OWL-Lite would serve the needs of the medical
> community, which has a large use of DL e.g. SNOMED. I think that if OWL
> can't capture SNOMED etc. then it will fail this community in the long term,
> and well, thus my interest in this project will plummet.. I think that
> OWL-Full would likely capture SNOMED ... perhaps Ian who has alot of
> experience in medical ontologies can better answer this. In any case for my
> personal needs, any subset of OWL that can capture SNOMED (for example, not
> neccessarily exactly SNOMED, but at least something alot like it) would be
> fine by me ... this is my own line in the sand ... so short of some real
> evidence that OWL-Lite is able to capture, again for example, SNOMED, I
> strongly oppose stopping there.


This could a very relevant example. Would it be possible for you to 
indicate what OWL features you need for representing SNOMED. We could do 
with more of these examples.


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