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summary on feature synopsis document (ACTION from last telecon)

From: Deborah McGuinness <dlm@KSL.Stanford.EDU>
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 00:39:17 -0700
Message-ID: <3D9016A5.73B751E9@ksl.stanford.edu>
To: Webont <www-webont-wg@w3.org>

This attempts to be an executive summary of the comments on the feature
synopsis document.

It is a followon to a previous summary [1].
It is broken into language design comments and document form comments.

A few themes emerge:
- positive feedback on both Full OWL and OWL Lite
- plea for special names for limited cardinalities (this may be along
the lines of the original proposed naming scheme)
- perhaps remove symmetric and transitive from OWL Lite
- previous theme of a request for hasValue in OWL Lite as well as oneof

Design comments

- strongly positive on both Full OWL and OWL Light
- plea for special names for ltd. cardinalities
- perhaps remove symmetric and transitive

- overall
- introduce special names for ltd cardinalities in OWL Light
- emphasise lack of upward compatability with RDF(S)
- remove transitive and symmetric from OWL Light
- put list-constructors from DAML+OIL back in
- drop Full OWL, and stop at OWL Light

- introduce special names for ltd cardinalities in OWL Light
- provide a general "metadata for ontologies" placeholder,
  rather than deciding on specific pieces of metadata.

- overal positive feedback
- OWL Lite is wrong name (doesn't suggest stepping stone to Full OWL)
- a number of fixable (fixed) small problems

- confusion on RDF/OWL relation
  (is every RDF doc an OWL doc, or vice versa?)

- technical problem with Importing terms from RDF/RDFS"
  (as done in the DAML+OIL def.) fix provided

Form comments:
- provide quick difference lists between DAML+OIL and OWL/OWL Light

- decide between writing a primer or a reference card
- various style comments

- avoid "Individual" as a word

- various style/formatting/fixable comments

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-webont-wg/2002Aug/0097.html

Frank and Deborah

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