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Re: [OWLWG-COMMENT] Example why current RDF mapping for QCRs might hurt OWL-1.1-Full

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.rpi.edu>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 13:17:02 -0500
Message-Id: <00AB7783-CBA9-4881-BBE8-B89134E0E60A@cs.rpi.edu>
Cc: Matthew Pocock <matthew.pocock@ncl.ac.uk>, "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>, Owl Dev <public-owl-dev@w3.org>, Ian Horrocks <ian.horrocks@comlab.ox.ac.uk>, Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>, OWL Working Group WG <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
that makes great sense - your a wise man Jeremy...

On Dec 17, 2007, at 12:20 PM, Jeremy Carroll wrote:

> Jim Hendler wrote:
>> +1 to needing better discussion of reqs.  I don't however think  
>> there is a hidden agenda, I think the agendas are clear -JH
> I didn't mean to suggest a hidden agenda in a negative way, more  
> that each participant in the WG speaks with different end-users of  
> OWL, (both directly and indirectly) who motivate us each to argue  
> for what we argue for.
> Then an issue that I might express as "OWL Full compatibility" is  
> perhaps not entirely a technical issue, but more about supporting  
> HP's customer base ... and equally what might be expressed as  
> 'decidability' might actually be more about supporting certian  
> bioscience customers.
> i.e. we talk with our customers, we understand their needs in terms  
> of our theoretical constructs, we then rearticulate those needs to  
> the WG, but only in terms of the theoretical constructs, whereas  
> the original customer requirements might be revealing
> Jeremy

"If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research, would  
it?." - Albert Einstein

Prof James Hendler				http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~hendler
Tetherless World Constellation Chair
Computer Science Dept
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY 12180

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