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new draft of n-ary relations note

From: Natasha Noy <noy@stanford.edu>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 12:06:00 -0700
Message-Id: <7DA5B531-E02B-4392-96F4-8B9EA4A72F5C@stanford.edu>
To: swbp <public-swbp-wg@w3.org>

There is a new draft of the n-ary relations note available at [1].

It addresses basically all of the comments that Ralph made in his  
review [2]  (thanks a lot, Ralph, for the detailed comments!), except  
for this one:

> Pattern 2:
> 4th paragraph; suggest including links for OWL Full and OWL-DL; e.g.
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-owl-features-20040210/#s1.3
> Is there a simple reference to cite for why using rdf:List with
> pattern 2 makes the result no longer OWL-DL?

Does anyone know a good reference indeed?

As for Guus's review [3], I've made the changes for things I  
indicated I will change right away in my reply [4]. The rest of  
Guus's comments require some answers from him to my reply.

There was also some agreement that we should put in a paragraph on  
the fact that the use of n-ary relations avoids combinatorial  
explosion made in [5] (see the thread that followed). I initially  
agreed, but when I started putting it in, I was no longer sure it was  
worth it: is the point maybe obscure enough that putting a simple  
paragraph would not explain the issue, and giving it proper treatment  
would be too much for this note? What do others think? What would be  
a good simple paragraph to put in?


[1] http://smi-web.stanford.edu/people/noy/nAryRelations/n- 
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swbp-wg/2005Aug/0000.html
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swbp-wg/2005Aug/0009.html
[4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swbp-wg/2005Aug/0023.html
[5] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swbp-wg/2005Jul/0017.html
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