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From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: 17 Jun 2003 15:38:19 -0500
To: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Cc: Sean Bechhofer <seanb@cs.man.ac.uk>, www-webont-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1055882299.8713.298.camel@dirk.dm93.org>

On Tue, 2003-06-17 at 07:11, Jim Hendler wrote:
> Sean - This looks okay with me, however I'd be more comfortable if 
> DanC would take a look at it as well.  If he's okay with it, send it. 

Yes, please send it.


> - JH
> 
> 
> 
> At 10:21 AM +0100 6/17/03, Sean Bechhofer wrote:
> >Brian
> >
> >Thanks for your comments[1].
> >
> >[[
> >owlref-rdfcore-relationship-to-RDF
> >
> >RDFCore are concerned about the clarity in the OWL specifications of what
> >RDF is legal OWL DL and OWL lite.  This seems to be described only in S+AS
> >which is a highly technical document and is likely to be inaccessible to
> >many.  On reviewing the reference document some significant restrictions
> >were not apparent to the RDFCore reviewer.  We cannot be confident,
> >therefore, that other restrictions we would care about, have not been
> >missed.
> >
> >RDFCore requests that the specifications be amended to include a
> >description of necessary conditions for a RDF document to be in OWL DL and
> >OWL Lite.  This description should be as accurate as possible consistent
> >with a goal of it being comprehensible to a majority of the community.
> >
> >Such a description may bring to light further issues.
> >]]
> >
> >An appendix has been added to the OWL Reference Doc (Appendix E: Rules
> >of Thumb for OWL Ontologies [2]). This appendix is intended to address
> >precisely this issue: which RDF graphs are legal OWL DL and OWL
> >Lite. Of course this is not intended as an normative description --
> >the finer details are still contained within the S+AS. However, the
> >appendix presents some general rules which, if followed, should ensure
> >that graphs are legal DL/Lite. Rather than providing a formal
> >characterisation of DL/Lite, one can view the philosophy of the rules
> >as "if you follow these, you'll be ok.".
> >
> >Please respond, copying public-webont-comments@w3.org, as to whether
> >you are satisfied with this response.
> >
> >Sean Bechhofer
> >
> >[1] 
> >http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webont-comments/2003May/0053.html
> >[2] http://www.daml.org/2002/06/webont/owl-ref-proposed#app-DLinRDF
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >--
> >Sean Bechhofer
> >seanb@cs.man.ac.uk
> >http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~seanb
-- 
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
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