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Re: pfps comments - clarification

From: Deborah L. McGuinness <dlm@ksl.stanford.edu>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 09:52:03 -0800
Message-ID: <3E79FFC3.D7B7179C@ksl.stanford.edu>
To: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
CC: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, www-webont-wg@w3.org



Jim Hendler wrote:

> 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''.  :-)

yes - i know but i thought that was a bit misleading.
given the discussion below, i have taken peter's suggestion.

thx
d

>
>
> 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
> fine.
>
> >
> >>  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)
>
>   -JH
>
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