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Notes from Editors Breakout (by Chris W.)

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2003 12:44:24 -0500
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To: webont <www-webont-wg@w3.org>

Editor's breakout

Scribe: C. Welty



Discussion of what we're doing



Question about implication of last call, all documents shoudl go to 
"last call" together,

all documents that are considered critical/normative.  Clearly the 
normative documents

are:



AS&S

Test

owl.owl (?) [issue concerning rdfs:comments here if this is normative]



Guide and FS are non-normative, but will go to lc as well.



Given common practice agrees, consensus was this is the document 
picture, with REF still

to discuss.



series editor - nice idea, not feasable



Target audiences have been identified



UML presentation has been delegated to Masahiro Hori, who is also 
doing the XML presentation syntax (or did it).  These should be 
notes, with examples in Guide appendices [does this create a problem 
if XML & UML are non-normative notes]



meaning of imports is resolved



meaning of sameas is sameindividualas.  Using sameas on classes puts 
you in OWL full.  Guide should say this.



Ask DanC about rdf:about in the ontology header



Linking documents:  AS&S has anchor points.  Guide has a list of links.



Should there be a logical linking structure, ie



In text:

OV->Guide

Guide->AS&S

REF->AS&S



Tables:

Every doc has a table that references itself

REF->Guide

REF->AS&S

Guide->Ref

Guide->AS&S





Term consistency:



[

-object

-resource for RDF resources

instance

individual

-class member

]

An individual is an instance of a class





[

ontology

-knowledge base

] ontology is the import closure of documents



document in the web sense



[

-element XML sense

-entity XML sense

-attribute XML sense

-node RDF sense

component or peice for parts of a definition e.g. class description

]



[

-symbol

-term

URI REf for names

Language COnstruct for things like OWL:Class

vocabulary RDF model theory sense (set of URI refs)

]



[

class language construct

concept informal term for abstractions "in the world"

- type the RDF sense - the instance relation



class expression

class definition - informal term for talking about an owl:class tag 
and its pieces

property defintion - informal term for talking about an owl:class tag 
and its pieces

set - mathematical sets

]



[

restriction - makes a constraint, local by default

local restriction

global restriction - reserved for domain and range

constraint - the effect of a restriction

]





FS dumbed down to OV

What to do with REF?



Quick ref

owl.owl description

Full reference



Decided on turning REF into a real OWL Reference:

  - informal description of all language features

  - hlink to AS&S for each

  - dustbin



Add relationship to other documents to each doc

Roadmap on OWL webpage
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