W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-rdf-interest@w3.org > December 2004

Re: facts about web ontology languages

From: Damian Steer <damian.steer@hp.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 20:26:44 +0000
Message-Id: <F950A372-4BB2-11D9-8FF4-000D932B9016@hp.com>
Cc: www-rdf-interest@w3.org, Frank Clar <Frank_Clar@web.de>
To: denny@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de

Hash: SHA1

On 11 Dec 2004, at 17:25, Denny Vrandecic wrote:

> Hi,
> just some quick notes. Disclaimer: that's the answers as I understand  
> it right now, I may be wrong. And it's weekend, so my brain is running  
> on half voltage on this, and I've just seen the special edition of  
> LOTR:RotK, so be careful with the answers ;)

Ditto :-)

>> Is it right that only OWL full and RDF/s are not decidable, because  
>> they
>> do not seperate between concepts and instances?
> OWL Full and RDFS are not decidable, and yes, this is a reason.
> RDF itself is just a data model, and thus the question does not apply.

This is second hand (via Jeremy Carroll), but I understand Herman ter  
Horst presented a paper [1] showing that RDF and RDFS are decidable,  
and further that they are decidable in polynomial time (which is  
cheaper than DLs). I believe this also holds for RDFS + some bits of  
OWL (fp, ifp, inv, sameAs ? i.e. not the restrictions), but with  
intensional semantics.

As for OWL Full I don't know of any papers showing it isn't decidable.  

I'll let more knowledgeable people dive in at this point.


Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (Darwin)

Received on Saturday, 11 December 2004 20:27:28 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 22:44:53 UTC