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RE: proposal for working on the ontology language

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 13:27:37 -0500
Message-Id: <p04330112b83c0052c2c2@[]>
To: "Jeremy Carroll" <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>, <www-webont-wg@w3.org>
At 4:57 PM +0000 12/11/01, Jeremy Carroll wrote:
>>  1/ Semantics
>>  2/ Syntax
>>  3/ Datatypes
>>  Who else is interested in doing significant work on this?
>I am involved in the RDF Core WG on both syntax and datatypes and I am happy
>to contribute in these areas in WOW-G.
>On syntax I note that Jim suggested actively using N3. If we wish to do
>this, we may wish to standardize N3 at the same time, since the current
>specs are rather loose working documents from TBL and DanC. This could be
>done similarly to how RDF Core have created n-triple.

Let me be clear, I was suggesting using N3 for messages between us 
and as a readable alternative for examples and things.  I am strictly 
neutral on whether it should be used in documents or not, same for 
n-triple as well.

>On datatypes I note that RDF COre WG are still actively considering this.
>One option foor WOWG is to actively engage with RDF Core on the datatype
>issue now; the other is to wait until RDF Core have determined an answer and
>then to build on that.

Prof. James Hendler			Director, Semantic Web and 
Agent Technology
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