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Re: specifying minimal datatypes without reference to "OWL Tools"

From: Ian Horrocks <horrocks@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 15:51:20 +0100
Message-ID: <16129.40936.482094.760025@excalibur.cs.man.ac.uk>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org

On July 1, Dan Connolly writes:
> 
> Hmm... I gather Peter is travelling.
> 
> Meanwhile, I'd be interested to know if anybody
> else agrees or disagrees that this is an improvement...
> 
> On Thu, 2003-06-26 at 09:37, Dan Connolly wrote:
> > Prompted by Martin's I18N questions, I found...
> > 
> > "OWL tools need only implement the datatypes xsd:integer and
> > xsd:string."
> >   --
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/owl-semantics/syntax.html#owl_built_in_datatypes
> > 
> > What's an "OWL tool"? Let's specify the language
> > without reference to software.
> > 
> > In 3.1. Vocabularies and Interpretations,
> > please change the defintion of datatype theory
> > and/or Abstract OWL interpretation so that
> > integer and string have to be included in the
> > set of datatypes for every Abstract OWL interpretation.
> > 
> > And change OWL interpretation in 5.2. OWL Interpretations
> > likewise.
> > 
> > Then strike the "OWL tools..." bit in
> > section 2. Abstract Syntax.

I agree that this approach would be an improvement.

Ian


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> 
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