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RE: OWL Syntax (I18N)

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 10:50:29 -0600
To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, www-webont-wg@w3.org
Message-id: <1045155029.8923.76.camel@dirk.dm93.org>

On Thu, 2003-02-13 at 06:13, Jeremy Carroll wrote:
[...]
> > > >> The abstract syntax undermines the I18N requirements agreed
> > by the WG.

In case I haven't said so clearly to the WG: I concur.

AS&S is, currently[1,2], unacceptable to me on those grounds.

I don't have much of an opinion on the mapping rules as a whole,
but AS&S is unacceptable on I18N grounds as is,
and I suppose Jeremy's fix is acceptable to me. I might
be satisfied with a change smaller than what Jeremy is
proposing, but I don't have one to offer just now.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/WD-owl-semantics-20030203/
[2] http://www-db.research.bell-labs.com/user/pfps/owl/semantics/
    10 February 2003

> > > >
> > > >The abstract syntax does not currently allow for language tags.  This
> > > >should be changed.
> > >
> > > Good.
> >
> >
> > > How about Unicode Normal Form C?
> >
> > No idea.
> >
> > > What's your take on the internationalization issues to do with URIrefs?
> >
> > No idea.
> >
> > > Do you have any though as to how to permit Ruby annotation in
> > > labels in OWL Lite (a feature available in both DAML+OIL and RDFS)?
> >
> > I don't even know what this is.
> 
> The point of the last three is that the abstract syntax can, and should,
> piggy back off work already done in this area by RDF Core (I was the lead on
> this work).
> The suggested words are in
> http://sealpc09.cnuce.cnr.it/jeremy/owl-syntax/2003-12-Feb/dl-syntax.html
> and (without hyperlinks)
> [[
> A uriref is an RDF URI reference as defined in RDF Concepts.
> 
> A language is a language identifier as defined in RDF Concepts.
> 
> A lexicalForm is a lexical form as defined in RDF Concepts.
> ]]
> assuming RDF Core don't get too much grief from the I18N people at Last
> Call, this should cover OWL as well - except for the Ruby case, which also
> requires the use of XMLLiteral.
> I will ask Martin Durst to help with a Ruby test case.
> 
> Jeremy

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