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SAWSDL Spec: Terminology editorial suggestion

From: Rama Akkiraju <akkiraju@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 07:48:18 -0400
To: SAWSDL public list <public-ws-semann@w3.org>
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Hi All,

In the current version of SAWSDL spec, in section 1.1 'Terminology', the
definition for semantics is given as below.

Current Definition:
"Semantics in this context refers to the meaning of objects or information.
An agent invoking a Web service concerns itself with the semantics of the
service, as well as its input and output messages."

My recommendation is to change it to something along the following lines.
The primary reason for change suggestion is that the current defintion
refers to 'meaning' which could be controversial. An ontology describes a
set of terms/concepts and their relationships. I don't think we need to get
into 'meaning' for the purposes of this SAWSDL spec.

Change Suggestion:
"Semantics in the scope of this specification refers to the concepts in a
domain model and the context around these concepts. This context is defined
by the relationships these concepts hold with other concepts in the domain

Rama Akkiraju
Received on Tuesday, 11 July 2006 11:48:25 UTC

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