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RE: differences between OWL 1 and OWL 2

From: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 22:38:07 +0200
Message-ID: <0EF30CAA69519C4CB91D01481AEA06A0011DA541@judith.fzi.de>
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Cc: <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:

>  The RDF-based semantics for OWL 2 is completely compatible with the
>  RDF-based semantics for OWL 1.  Some of the details of this semantics
>  have changed, but the set of inferences are the same.

I think the removal of the comprehension conditions [1] from the normative
set of semantic conditions is a significant change, and, to my knowledge,
has already been noticed by some. So saying "completely compatible" should
probably be avoided. 

The question is whether it should be mentioned in a user facing document.
Perhaps one can circumscribe it somehow (in a highlevel way), and point to
the "Changes" section [2] of the RDF-Based Semantics for technical details
(which then points to even more technical details :)).


[1] <http://www.w3.org/TR/owl-semantics/rdfs.html#comprehension_principles>

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