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Re: On LDOM

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfpschneider@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:14:49 -0800
Message-ID: <54C97B79.50204@gmail.com>
To: Eric Prud'hommeaux <eric@w3.org>
CC: RDF Data Shapes Working Group <public-data-shapes-wg@w3.org>
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The intent is what is at issue here, not the vocabulary.  Changing a name
would not change the intent.

peter


On 01/28/2015 08:07 AM, Eric Prud'hommeaux wrote:
> * Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfpschneider@gmail.com> [2015-01-28
> 06:37-0800]
>> I think that LDOM is not the kind of thing that this working group is 
>> supposed to be producing.  In LDOM you do not define shapes or
>> constraints and say how they relate to existing classes and properties.
>> Instead in LDOM you define classes in a class hierarchy similar to the
>> class hierarchy of RDFS, but different.  In LDOM you define properties
>> at classes and provide local ranges and cardinalities for them,
>> ignoring the domain and range mechanisms from RDFS.  This makes LDOM a
>> new modeling language, different from RDF, from RDFS, and from every
>> variant of OWL.  If there needs to be a new W3C modeling language, then
>> the work should be done by a group set up for that purpose, not this
>> group.
> 
> Would you feel differently if the spec referred to shapes instead of 
> classes? I suspect that's the most controversial part of LDOM (and I 
> haven't figured out how it's useful apart from dropping an arc on global
> constraints).
> 
> 
>> Peter F. Patel-Schneider Nuance Communications
>> 
> 
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