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Re: SAWSDL Spec: Terminology editorial suggestion

From: Jacek Kopecky <jacek.kopecky@deri.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 10:28:41 +0200
To: Rama Akkiraju <akkiraju@us.ibm.com>
Cc: SAWSDL public list <public-ws-semann@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1152692921.4502.24.camel@localhost>

Hi Rama, sorry I forgot to get to this in the telcon, it will be on the
agenda next week.
Myself, I kind of like your version. 8-)

On Tue, 2006-07-11 at 07:48 -0400, Rama Akkiraju wrote:
> 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
> model."
> Regards
> Rama Akkiraju
Received on Wednesday, 12 July 2006 08:28:48 UTC

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