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RE: RDF query and Rules - my two cents

From: Wagner, G.R. <G.R.Wagner@tm.tue.nl>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 18:14:23 +0100
Message-ID: <D0D13B0440FC1F4995BC4CD7F84A3A421648F4@tmex2.campus.tue.nl>
To: "Jim Hendler" <hendler@cs.umd.edu>, "Dan Brickley" <danbri@w3.org>, <www-rdf-rules@w3.org>
Cc: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>, "Francois Bry (E-mail)" <Francois.Bry@informatik.uni-muenchen.de>

> 3 - with due respect to the folks involved, I think the current Rules 
> charter is way too broad, and a WG started in that area would thrash 
> for a long time.  I think we need activity to determine how to limit 
> such a charter to something doable, or find a more viable "de facto" 
> standard to build from -- as far as I can see we dn't have a 
> consensus in that area -- I would hope EU/DARPA/NSF or others might 
> host a forum in which such a consensus could emerge - 

I'd like to point out that the negotiations to establish the 4 year EU 
Network of Excellence REWERSE (= Reasoning on the Web with Rules and 
Semantics) probably starting in March/April 2004 are at their final
stage. It is an essential objective of this network to contribute to 
W3C's rule standardization efforts. It would be good if similar 
DARPA/NSF initiatives would be coordinated/synchronized with REWERSE.

Gerd Wagner  
Dep. Information & Technology 
Eindhoven University of Technology  
Email: G.Wagner@tm.tue.nl 
Phone: (+31 40) 247 26 17  
Fax: (+31 40) 247 26 12
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