[LC response] To Richard H. McCullough

Dear Richard,

Thank you for your comment
on the OWL 2 Web Ontology Language last call drafts.

In order to avoid any possible confusion we have added some text to  
the OWL 2 Primer that clarifies the meaning of class and the  
correspondence with concept (see <http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/index.php?title=Primer&diff=23518&oldid=23517 

As a historical remark, the use of "class" in OWL 2 comes from its  
prior use in related representation systems. RDF uses "class" (as  
opposed to "concept" or another term). The original version of OWL  
uses "class" to be compatible with RDF.

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Sebastian Rudolph
on behalf of the W3C OWL Working Group

Dr. Sebastian Rudolph
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