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Expections for OWL Time evolution

From: <ewallace@cme.nist.gov>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2006 17:13:45 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200602062213.RAA29803@clue.mel.nist.gov>
To: hobbs@isi.edu, pan@isi.edu
Cc: public-swbp-wg@w3.org


Hello, 

At the Best Practices face-to-face meeting in November there was a
brief discussion about expections for the OWL time ontology discussed
in the OEP note [1] you authored. The concern was with how this would
evolve with the languages underlying the Semantic Web.  I voiced the
expectation that, as the Semantic Web languages improve in
expressivity (say if OWL were revised to be more expressive and/or a
SW Rule language were Recommended), the description for OWL Time would
also be revised to exploit this increased expressivity to
refine/constrain the interpretation of the terms it currently
describes.  Did you anticipate that the Time ontology and/or its
vocabulary would evolve in this way, or do you just think of it as an
artifact of the current Semantic Web to be replaced by some new
description as the languages evolve?

-Evan

Evan K. Wallace
Manufacturing Systems Integration Division
NIST

[1] http://www.isi.edu/~pan/SWBP/time-ontology-note/time-ontology-note.html
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