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question about "xsltTransformation" property in DAML-S 0.9+

From: <Joachim.Peer@unisg.ch>
Date: Thu, 8 May 2003 13:15:15 +0200
To: www-ws@w3.org
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dear DAML-S researchers,

i would like to compile a brief comparison of the various existing
approaches for mapping between DAML+OIL(OWL) and XML, and of course i am
very interested to learn about the mapping concept envisioned for DAML-S

Does there exist an example/explanation of the "xsltTransformation"
property, or is this work in progress?
To discuss the various problems (and solutions) of the XSLT based mapping,
I have written a (very simple) example,  a mapping of a DAML+OIL  "purchase
order" to some XML represention.

The example is available online:
http://sws.mcm.unisg.ch/mapping/po.daml (the DAML+OIL ontology; the XML
schema is http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-0/#po.xsd)
http://sws.mcm.unisg.ch/mapping/po.xml  (an instance of the XML schema)
http://sws.mcm.unisg.ch/mapping/po_instance.rdf  (an instance of the
DAML+OIL ontology)
http://sws.mcm.unisg.ch/mapping/PO-daml2xml.xsl  (the XSL stylesheet which
maps from ONE RDF/XML representation to XML)

Of course i do not know if this is compatible with the current ideas
regarding the "xsltTransformation" property ;-)

However, the example illustrates some open issues/some of the questions i
currently have:

*  a DAML+OIL concept can have multiple RDF/XML representations => Q: Do
you plan to impose some guidelines which restrict the use of certain RFD
abbrev. syntaxes, or do you think it's the responsibility of the softare
agents, to figure out how _exactly_ the mapping should be carried out ,
e.g. to figure out which RDF/XML style is used,  etc.
* XSLT Transformations are not bi-directional => Q: will the stylesheets
for inputProperties look different than those for outputProperties?

thanks in advance,

Joachim Peer
Research Assistant
MCM Institute, University of St. Gallen
Blumenbergplatz 9, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland
Phone: ++41 (0) 71 224 3441, Fax: ++41 (0) 71 224 2771
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