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[Fwd: Re: OWL Web Ontology Language Overview Editorial Comments]; followup; and regrets for thurs

From: Deborah L. McGuinness <dlm@ksl.Stanford.EDU>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 02:23:00 -0800
Message-ID: <40163C04.1000102@ksl.stanford.edu>
To: webont <www-webont-wg@w3.org>
I believe this message on friday and lee lacy's confirmation that he 
accepts all of the updates, completes my work on the overview.
I will be offline the rest of today (tuesday) and wed morning at a darpa 
meeting and then if we have a meeting on thurs am iwill miss it sorry.
I will check email on wed night if there are other issues for me.

thanks,
deborah

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Re: OWL Web Ontology Language Overview Editorial Comments
Date: 	Fri, 23 Jan 2004 19:37:08 -0800
From: 	Deborah L. McGuinness <dlm@ksl.stanford.edu>
Organization: 	Knowledge Systems Lab Stanford University
To: 	Deborah L. McGuinness <dlm@ksl.Stanford.EDU>
CC: 	Lacy . Lee <LLacy@drc.com>, public-webont-comments@w3.org
References: 	<AB085580DA7C9F45A251FF83A313DA381D92A9@orls01.drc.com> 
<4008350A.4030804@ksl.stanford.edu>



this message completes my promise to send mail when the updates to lee's 
comments have been completed.  they are now in the editors draft version 
along with responses to all other comments I have received since the 
last revision.
The editors draft location is the normal one - 
http://www.ksl.stanford.edu/people/dlm/webont/OWLOverview.htm

individual responses to lee lacy's comments are included below.  a 
summary is in the change log since proposed recommendation.

Thanks to all for comments but thanks in particular to lee lacy.

Abstract, paragraph 2, fourth sentence, "for a more detailed 
descriptions" to "for more detailed descriptions"

done

Table of Contents, under section 3, missing "10. OWL Lite Versioning"

done

Section 1.2, XML Schema bullet doesn't mention the XMLS contribution of 
datatypes to OWL

is it fair to say
"XML Schema <http://www.w3.org/XML/Schema> is a language for restricting 
the structure of XML documents and also extends XML with datatypes"

Section 1.3, bullet 2 on OWL DL, "computed" to "computable"

done

Section 1.3, bullet 2 on OWL DL, "decidability" to "decidable"

not done - without the parentheticals - this would be changing ...while 
retaining computational completeness and decidability ...
to while retaining computational completeness and decidable.....

Section 1.3, 2nd to last paragraph, "provided by OWL DL and OWL Full" to 
"provided by OWL DL" (sentence is discussing choice between Lite and DL)

done

Section 1.3, last paragraph, last sentence, "OWL DL and OWL Lite" to 
"OWL DL" (referenced appendix doesn't appear to mention OWL Lite)

the same restrictions apply in owl lite thus the appendix does actually 
discuss OWL Lite although it would be useful to make it more explicit in 
the reference appendix.  No change to the overview.

Section 2.1, third column of constructs gets truncated by most printers, 
reducing column width of first two columns slightly should solve the problem

changed cell spacing from 30 to 27

Section 2.1, move rdfs:subClassOf above rdf:Property for consistency 
with discussion paragraphs that follow

done

Section 2.1, under Header Information, "ontology" to "Ontology"

done

Section 2.1, appears to be missing discussion of OWL constructs:  
distinctMembers,

done

ObjectProperty,

done

Nothing, Thing,

done

restriction, onProperty

done

Section 2.1, appears to be missing rdf(s) constructs: List, nil, type, 
Datatype, Literal

2.1 just points to the guide for information on datatype, literal, 
etc.   the pointing has been made more precise.

 

Section 2.2, first sentence, "addition to those" to "addition to or 
expand those" (to cover things like intersectionOf which has already 
been listed in 2.1

done

Section 2.2, appears to be missing OWL constructs: AnnotationProperty, 
OntologyProperty

done  (note the guide dated dec 15 does not mention ontology property)

Section 2.2, move complementOf above intersectionOf for consistency in 
discussion that follows

done

Section 3.1., class bullet paragraph, "and a superclass" to "and is a 
superclass"

done

Section 3.1, subClassOf bullet paragraph, "is a Mammal" to "is also a 
Mammal"

done

Section 3.1, rdfs:domain bullet paragraph, "relates individual" to 
"relates an individual"

done

Section 3.1, rdfs:domain and rdfs:range bullet paragraphs, "below on 
local restrictions" to "below on property type restrictions" to match 
heading

done

Section 3.1, rdfs:range bullet paragraph "i.e., Deborah is the child of 
Louise," to "(i.e., Deborah is the child of Louise),"

done

Section 3.3., transitive property paragraph, extra carriage return 
exists after "ancestor)."

this is intentional for break.

Section 3.4, title, "Restriction" to "Restrictions" for consistency with 
table of contents

done

Section 3.7, title, "Datatypes" to "OWL Datatypes" for consistency with 
table of contents

done
 

Section 4., title, "FULL" to "Full"

done

References, OWL Test citation, "9" to "15" in date

done




Deborah L. McGuinness wrote:

> thank you for your very thorough reading and for the useful comments.
> I wanted to acknowledge that we received the comments and I am 
> integrating them.
> I will send another message when my update based on your comments is 
> complete.  The editors draft at
> the normal place - 
> http://www.ksl.stanford.edu/people/dlm/webont/OWLOverview.htm
> has the work in progress.
>
> Deborah
>
> Lacy . Lee wrote:
>
>> Deborah/Frank,
>>
>>  
>>
>> The Overview document is looking great and a lot of hard work has 
>> paid off in this superb introduction.
>>
>>  
>>
>> I'd like to offer some very nitpicky editorial suggestions to help 
>> polish this off:
>>
>>  
>>
>> Abstract, paragraph 2, fourth sentence, "for a more detailed 
>> descriptions" to "for more detailed descriptions"
>>
>>  
>>
>> Table of Contents, under section 3, missing "10. OWL Lite Versioning"
>>
>>  
>>
>> Section 1.2, XML Schema bullet doesn't mention the XMLS contribution 
>> of datatypes to OWL
>>
>>  
>>
>> Section 1.3, bullet 2 on OWL DL, "computed" to "computable"
>>
>>  
>>
>> Section 1.3, bullet 2 on OWL DL, "decidability" to "decidable"
>>
>>  
>>
>> Section 1.3, 2nd to last paragraph, "provided by OWL DL and OWL Full" 
>> to "provided by OWL DL" (sentence is discussing choice between Lite 
>> and DL)
>>
>>  
>>
>> Section 1.3, last paragraph, last sentence, "OWL DL and OWL Lite" to 
>> "OWL DL" (referenced appendix doesn't appear to mention OWL Lite)
>>
>>  
>>
>> Section 2.1, third column of constructs gets truncated by most 
>> printers, reducing column width of first two columns slightly should 
>> solve the problem
>>
>>  
>>
>> Section 2.1, move rdfs:subClassOf above rdf:Property for consistency 
>> with discussion paragraphs that follow
>>
>>  
>>
>> Section 2.1, under Header Information, "ontology" to "Ontology"
>>
>>  
>>
>> Section 2.1, appears to be missing discussion of OWL constructs:  
>> distinctMembers, ObjectProperty, Nothing, Thing, restriction, onProperty
>>
>>  
>>
>> Section 2.1, appears to be missing rdf(s) constructs: List, nil, 
>> type, Datatype, Literal
>>
>>  
>>
>> Section 2.2, first sentence, "addition to those" to "addition to or 
>> expand those" (to cover things like intersectionOf which has already 
>> been listed in 2.1
>>
>>  
>>
>> Section 2.2, appears to be missing OWL constructs: 
>> AnnotationProperty, OntologyProperty
>>
>>  
>>
>> Section 2.2, move complementOf above intersectionOf for consistency 
>> in discussion that follows
>>
>>  
>>
>> Section 3.1., class bullet paragraph, "and a superclass" to "and is a 
>> superclass"
>>
>>  
>>
>> Section 3.1, class bullet paragraph, "and a subclass" to "and is a 
>> subclass"
>>
>>  
>>
>> Section 3.1, subClassOf bullet paragraph, "is a Mammal" to "is also a 
>> Mammal"
>>
>>  
>>
>> Section 3.1, rdfs:domain bullet paragraph, "relates individual" to 
>> "relates an individual"
>>
>>  
>>
>> Section 3.1, rdfs:domain and rdfs:range bullet paragraphs, "below on 
>> local restrictions" to "below on property type restrictions" to match 
>> heading
>>
>>  
>>
>> Section 3.1, rdfs:range bullet paragraph "i.e., Deborah is the child 
>> of Louise," to "(i.e., Deborah is the child of Louise),"
>>
>>  
>>
>> Section 3.3., transitive property paragraph, extra carriage return 
>> exists after "ancestor)."
>>
>>  
>>
>> Section 3.4, title, "Restriction" to "Restrictions" for consistency 
>> with table of contents
>>
>>  
>>
>> Section 3.7, title, "Datatypes" to "OWL Datatypes" for consistency 
>> with table of contents
>>
>>  
>>
>> Section 4., title, "FULL" to "Full"
>>
>>  
>>
>> References, OWL Test citation, "9" to "15" in date
>>
>>  
>>
>> Sorry if these are too nit picky, just trying to help!
>>
>>  
>>
>> Lee
>>
>>  
>>
>>  
>>
>
>-- 
> Deborah L. McGuinness 
> Knowledge Systems Laboratory 
> 353 Serra Mall
> Gates Computer Science Building, 2A Room 241 
> Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-9020 
> email: dlm@ksl.stanford.edu
> URL: http://ksl.stanford.edu/people/dlm/index.html 
> (voice) 650 723 9770    (stanford fax) 650 725 5850   (computer fax)  801 705 0941
>  
>

-- 
 Deborah L. McGuinness 
 Knowledge Systems Laboratory 
 353 Serra Mall
 Gates Computer Science Building, 2A Room 241 
 Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-9020 
 email: dlm@ksl.stanford.edu
 URL: http://ksl.stanford.edu/people/dlm/index.html 
 (voice) 650 723 9770    (stanford fax) 650 725 5850   (computer fax)  801 705 0941


-- 
 Deborah L. McGuinness 
 Associate Director Knowledge Systems Laboratory 
 Gates Computer Science Building, 2A Room 241 
 Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-9020 
 email: dlm@ksl.stanford.edu
 URL: http://ksl.stanford.edu/people/dlm
 (voice) 650 723 9770    (stanford fax) 650 725 5850   (computer fax)  801 705 0941
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