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Re: RIF RDF and OWL Compatibility and OWL Semantics

From: Jos de Bruijn <debruijn@inf.unibz.it>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 11:29:40 +0100
Message-ID: <4B20CD94.8030706@inf.unibz.it>
To: Ian Horrocks <ian.horrocks@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
CC: public-rif-comments@w3.org
Dear Ian,

Thank you for bringing this naming issue to our attention.
We have updated the naming in the wiki version of the document [1]

We have also updated the URIs of the import profiles in section 5.1.1 to
those defined by the semantic web coordination group.

Best, Jos

[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wiki/SWC
[2] http://www.w3.org/2005/rules/wiki/SWC#Conformance_Clauses

Ian Horrocks wrote:
> Dear RIF WG,
> The current SWC document uses the terms 'OWL Full Semantics' and 'OWL DL
> Semantics'. However, the OWL Working Group, in the recently published
> OWL 2 Recommendation, has tried to clarify these notions by separating
> syntax and semantics. In OWL 2, it is made clear that OWL 2 DL is a
> syntactic restriction and not, per se, a definition of a particular
> semantics. For semantics, we refer to the 'OWL 2 Direct Semantics' and
> 'OWL 2 RDF-Based Semantics', either of which could be applied to an OWL
> 2 DL ontology.
> We realise that this may come a bit too late in the process (and the OWL
> WG also acknowledges the issue of accepted terminology, see the thread
> at[1]). However, we wonder whether the RIF WG would still consider
> updating the RDF and OWL Compatibility document to reflect the
> terminology used in OWL 2 -- we believe that there would be a benefit to
> RIF in terms of increased clarity and consistency with the latest
> version of OWL.
> Note that the current discussion on the Semantic Web Coordination
> Group[2] that will provide generic URI-s for entailment regimes (and
> which may be an alternative to the URI-s listed in 5.1.1. of the
> document) will probably reflect the updated terminology.
> Sincerely
> On behalf of the OWL Working Group
> Ian Horrocks, Chair
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/owl2-overview/
> [2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-semweb-cg/2009Oct/0051.html
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