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Re: S&AS stylistic comment

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 10:32:45 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <20030325.103245.10409665.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com
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From: "Jeremy Carroll" <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Subject: S&AS stylistic comment
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 15:27:00 +0100

> I had one editorial/stylistic comment from January that I feel is pertinent
> at this stage; it concerns section 4.
> L: introduction
> I think this could be improved with additional text along the lines of:
> [[
> OWL DL has semantics defined over the abstract syntax
> and a concrete syntax consisting of a subset of RDF graphs.
> Hence it is necessary to relate specific abstract syntax ontologies
> with specific RDF/XML documents and their corresponding graphs.
> This section defines a many-to-many relationship between
> abstract syntax ontologies and RDF graphs. This is done
> using a set of nondeterministic mapping rules.
> Thus to apply the semantics to a particular RDF graph it is necessary
> to find one of the abstract syntax ontologies that correspond with that
> graph under the mapping rules and to apply the semantics to that
> abstract ontology.
> The mapping is designed so that any of the RDF/XML graphs
> that correspond to a particular abstarct ontology have the same meaning,
> as do any of the abstract ontologies that correspond to a
> particular RDF/XML graph.
> Moreover, since this process cannot be applied to RDF graphs
> that do not have corresponding abstract syntax forms, the mapping
> rules implicitly define a set of graphs, which syntactically
> characterise OWL DL in RDF/XML.
> Since running the mapping rules backwards is difficult
> an alternative syntactic characterization of OWL DL in RDF graphs
> is also given.
> ]]
> That's it - I have now completed a rapid re-review of S&AS.
> Jeremy

I've added this a the second paragraph of Section 4, commenting out the
last sentence for now.

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