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RE: racer, DIG and OWL

From: Ian Horrocks <horrocks@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 20:46:23 +0000
Message-ID: <16332.64031.114280.834581@merlin.horrocks.net>
To: "Dickinson, Ian J" <Ian.Dickinson@hp.com>
Cc: "'Jeremy Carroll'" <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, www-webont-wg@w3.org

On December 1, Dickinson, Ian J writes:
> From: Jeremy Carroll [mailto:jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com] 
> > This is a general FYI.
> > 
> > Ian Dickinson has noticed that the DIG interface makes the 
> > unique names 
> > assumption, and hence cannot be used very easily (if at all) 
> > for OWL, in its current generation.
> To be fair, Ian was told about the UNA by the DIG implementors, rather than
> noticed for himself.
> My plan is to complete the Jena interface to DIG reasoners anyway, as there
> are still some significant reasoning tasks that an external DL engine,
> accessed via DIG, can assist Jena users with.  I am told that work is in the
> pipeline to move current freeware DL reasoners to OWL-DL compliance, so the
> utility of the Jena+external DIG reasoners will increase over time anyway.
> This won't occur in time for OWL's recommendation status though.
> Regards,
> Ian
Received on Tuesday, 2 December 2003 15:51:30 UTC

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