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Re: Guide: Proposed response to comments

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 21:48:48 -0400
Message-Id: <p05200f17baca4fee49d4@[10.0.1.2]>
To: "Smith, Michael K" <michael.smith@eds.com>, webont <www-webont-wg@w3.org>
Cc: Guus Schreiber <schreiber@cs.vu.nl>

Mike- this looks good to me - Guus?


At 7:39 PM -0500 4/21/03, Smith, Michael K wrote:
>WG,
>
>Proposed response to Lacy.Lee email (attached).
>
>- Mike
>
>
>Thanks again for your comments. In this message I have tried
>to either answer your questions or propose an editorial change that I
>think addresses them.
>
>>  Here are some minor (mostly editorial) OWL Language Guide
>>  Comments/Suggestions:
>
>>  Section 2, paragraph 2, change "addtion" to "addition".
>
>Done.
>
>>  Section 2 namespace examples are identified as "typical", yet they are
>>  all w3.org URIs.  Most implementers will have non-w3.org URIs for
>>  their ontology files.
>
>I meant the structure was "typical", not the content. Added
>
>   Of course, the URI's of the defined ontologies will not usually be
>   w3.org references.
>
>>  Section 2.2, paragraph beginning "One common", change "here are the
>>  some" to "here are some".
>
>Done.
>
>>  Section 3.4.3, change "this is" to "hasValue is".
>
>Might be confusing.  The example is an owl:Restriction that hasValue is
>contained in.  So we don't want to refer to hasValue as a restriction.
>
>>  Section 7.1, change "Many of sites" to "Sites".
>
>Changed to "Many sites"
>
>>  In section 4.2, the discussion on "sameAs" and "sameIndividualAs" is
>>  confusing.  The guide recommends using "sameIndividualAs", but the
>>  reference document, section 5.2, says that "sameIndividualAs" is
>>  supported for "historical reasons".
>
>I introduced sameIndividualAs first because I wanted to
>introduce the simpler notion before talking about sameAs with respect
>to classes.  But I would propose dropping the last sentence,
>
>  It is recommended that sameIndividualAs always be used, as it
>  is more informative and reduces the likelihood of mistakes.
>
>since it does not seem accurate.
>
>>  Section 3.1.3 helps explain a difficult concept of mixing classes and
>>  instances.  The example is very helpful, but it seems that someone
>>  would name a class "GrapeVarietal" to help reduce confusion.
>
>This naming has a lot to do with simplicity in the presentation of the
>ontology.
>We didn't want to get into a lengthy discussion of what a varietal was
>before
>we introduced grape.  In a mature ontology I think you are right.  But
>for now I will leave it as 'grape'.
>
>Please reply to the mailing list as to whether the above changes adequately
>address your comments.
>
>- Mike
>
>Michael K. Smith, Ph.D., P.E.
>EDS - Austin Innovation Centre
>98 San Jacinto, #500
>Austin, TX  78701
>
>phone: +01-512-404-6683
>email: michael.smith@eds.com
>
>
>
>
>
>
>Message-ID: <AB085580DA7C9F45A251FF83A313DA380E8CE3@orls01.drc.com>
>From: "Lacy . Lee" <LLacy@drc.com>
>To: public-webont-comments@w3.org
>Subject: Language Guide Comments
>Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 15:30:07 -0500
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>Here are some minor (mostly editorial) OWL Language Guide
>Comments/Suggestions:
>
>Section 2, paragraph 2, change "addtion" to "addition".
>Section 2 namespace examples are identified as "typical", yet they are all
>w3.org URIs.  Most implementers will have non-w3.org URIs for their ontology
>files.
>Section 2.2, paragraph beginning "One common", change "here are the some" to
>"here are some".
>Section 3.4.3, change "this is" to "hasValue is".
>Section 7.1, change "Many of sites" to "Sites".
>
>In section 4.2, the discussion on "sameAs" and "sameIndividualAs" is
>confusing.  The guide recommends using "sameIndividualAs", but the reference
>document, section 5.2, says that "sameIndividualAs" is supported for
>"historical reasons".
>
>Section 3.1.3 helps explain a difficult concept of mixing classes and
>instances.  The example is very helpful, but it seems that someone would
>name a class "GrapeVarietal" to help reduce confusion.

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