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DL and Lite namespaces?

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2003 13:22:53 -0500
Message-Id: <p05200f05ba758603cd5b@[]>
To: webont <www-webont-wg@w3.org>

All - am behind on email trying to catch up with the many new threads 
of the past few days.  One thing I noticed is various questions about 
how users will know to do various declarations and things with 
respect to annotations, literals, etc.
  One idea we could use to make it easier on people would be to create 
a namespace for Owl DL and/or OWL Lite.  These namespaces would 
import the owl namespace and would contain some of the extra 
declarations and things that would make it easier for users to use 
common constructs like rdfs:comments and etc. without needing to know 
all the details of declarations to get started.  This would be 
particularly helpful for the exchange documents in rdf/xml form.
  Any reason this wouldn't work?  Any reason to object to it?
p.s. I suspect by having an OwlDL.owl namespace, we would be able to 
do some things we cannot do in owl.owl, but which would make DL 
documents more terse since they wouldn't each need to include a 
number of declarations and etc.

Professor James Hendler				  hendler@cs.umd.edu
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Maryland Information and Network Dynamics Lab.	  301-405-6707 (Fax)
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