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Re: ISSUE 5.14 - Ontology versioning

From: Mike Dean <mdean@bbn.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 21:23:21 -0400
Message-Id: <200209100123.VAA20595@cam-mbx1.bbn.com>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org

> Sure, but what is owl:Ontology?

[1] includes

[[[
<rdfs:Class rdf:ID="Ontology">
  <rdfs:label>Ontology</rdfs:label>
  <rdfs:comment>
    An Ontology is a document that describes
    a vocabulary of terms for communication between
    (human and) automated agents.
  </rdfs:comment>
</rdfs:Class>
]]]

which is typically instantiated like

[[[
<Ontology rdf:about="">
  <versionInfo>$Id: owl.txt,v 1.2 2002/07/29 15:34:54 connolly Exp $</versionInfo>
  <imports rdf:resource="http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema"/>
  <dc:title>OWL Web Ontology Language</dc:title>
  <dc:author>W3C Web Ontology (WebOnt) Working Group</dc:author>
  <dc:subject>OWL; Web Ontology Language; Semantic Web</dc:subject>
  <dc:description>Classes and Properties comprising the OWL Web Ontology Language</dc:description>
  <dc:publisher>W3C</dc:publisher>
  <dc:date>2002-07-17</dc:date>
  <dc:format>text/xml</dc:format>
  <dc:language>en</dc:language>
  <dc:identifier>http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl</dc:identifier>
</Ontology>
]]]

but is not linked (other than by common URI) to its
associated Classes and Properties.  It exists primarily as a
placeholder for metadata about the ontology.

	Mike

[1] http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl
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