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Re: [ALL/MM] EMMA Last call

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 15:48:23 +0100
Message-ID: <433D5037.5070100@w3.org>
To: Jacco van Ossenbruggen <Jacco.van.Ossenbruggen@cwi.nl>
Cc: swbp <public-swbp-wg@w3.org>, mf@w3.org

+cc: Max Froumentin

Jacco van Ossenbruggen wrote:

> Hi all,
> I just bumbed into this and was wondering if this working group has, 
> or needs to have, an opinion about the Last Call EMMA draft at
>    http://www.w3.org/TR/emma/
> The language is described as a language for annotation and metadata.  
> Personally, I would have expected it to build on RDF, but it doesn't.
> In fact, the word RDF isn't mentioned at all, while it spends quite 
> some sentences on its (rather complicated) relationship with XML. Is 
> it reasonable to ask them to clarify the relationship with RDF/OWL too?

I spent some time talking with Max (cc:'d) earlier in the design. RDF 
was certainly
considered. My understanding was that the need to attach probabilistic 
and other
metadata at a per-property level, made usage of RDF unwieldy (rdf's current
reification vocab is just no practical there). Max, perhaps you could 
expand? Is there
a pointer to earlier RDF-ish designs somewhere?

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