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

From: Massimo Paolucci <paolucci@icarus.cimds.ri.cmu.edu>
Date: Thu, 8 May 2003 15:34:02 -0400
Message-ID: <16058.45354.765727.958930@icarus.cimds.ri.cmu.edu>
To: www-ws@w3.org

Jeff Lansing writes:
 > Having just spend 4 months trying "to figure out _exactly_ how the 
 > mapping should be carried out" for a couple of simple cases in the 
 > transportation domain, (albeit using XQuery rather than XSLT), I can 
 > safely say that without the guidelines that Joachim is suggesting here, 
 > the translation suggested here will only result in an ever expanding web 
 > of non-interoperable ambiguity.

The guidelines already exist: use DAML and semantic web ontologies.
The problem is that many web services out there use XML in an
arbitrary way.  The XSLT tranformation allows the representation of
these services within DAML-S.  I agree with you that sometime such
mappings may not be semantically correct, but at the end XSLT is as
far we can strech DAML-S compatibility with arbitrary XML.

 > How can semantic precision ever arise from syntactic sloppiness?

By using XSLT to map sloppy XML into precise DAML ;)

Thanks for your comments,

--- Massimo
Received on Thursday, 8 May 2003 15:34:27 GMT

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