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Re: pfps comments - clarification

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 08:05:41 -0500
Message-Id: <p05200f2fba9f6c256ffb@[]>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, dlm@ksl.stanford.edu
Cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org

At 6:53 -0500 3/20/03, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
>From: "Deborah L. McGuinness" <dlm@ksl.stanford.edu>
>Subject: pfps comments - clarification
>Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 20:32:28 -0800
>>  peter suggested the following:
>>  "abstract - I suggest
>>                  OWL has three increasingly-expressive sublanguages: OWL
>>                  Lite, OWL DL, and OWL Full."
>>  have we decided that OWL Full is a sublanguage of OWL?
>Note that this doesn't say ``proper sublanguages''.  :-)

I don't think the group had an opinion on this, as Dan says, it is an 
editorial decision - personally I think "three ... sublanguages" is 

>>  I am using the following for the moment.  If this is incorrect, let me
>>  know:
>>  The OWL language family includes three increasingly-expressive
>>  languages: OWL
>>                  Lite, OWL DL, and OWL Full."

strangely enough we do have a decision here - I can dig through the 
logs to find it, but I know that I made it clear to the group that we 
should NOT ever refer to these as three langauges (which would not be 
allowed per our charter), and I recall the WG agreed to this.

>Hmm.  I don't think that there is any good an concise way of stating the
>exact details of the situation.  I'm now no longer sure which of the
>non-ideal concise sentences is best here.

so I think we could use the first (sublanguage) or use a different 
term, but I think we should not use "language" as in the current 
wording (thanks for picking up on this Peter)


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