Re: I18N issues an OWL2

> A probably more feasible solution would be to do a real type hierarchy,
> for language tags and - instead of a datatype 
> owl:internationalizedString or rif:text which has pairs of strings and 
> language tags as lexical space - define separate datatypes and 
> (subtypes) for each lang-tag, ie.
> use:
> message("Hello"^^lang:en-US)
> where e.g. lang:en-US is a subtype of lang:en, i.e.
> that would also imply
> message("Hello"^^lang:en)
> (just as xsd:integer is a subtype of xsd:decimal in the 
> XML Schema type hierarchy, see 
> Anything wrong with that? To me this seems much cleaner than this 
> fiddling around with pairs of strings and lang-tags.

I like it.    I don't see any problem with it (so far), and I agree it's
more elegant.

I imagine RDF core considered this option.  I'm curious why they didn't
take it.   I'll ping a few people.

      -- Sandro

Received on Wednesday, 9 July 2008 23:52:00 UTC