Re: OWL Lite semantics

From: pat hayes <>
Subject: Re: OWL Lite semantics
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 09:34:24 -0600


> OK, I didnt mean to start this old argument up again, but just to set 
> the record straight.  [...]  It just 
> seems to make more sense to base something this large-scale on 
> foundations that go back 60 years than ones that go back about a 
> decade and start in Bell Labs. 

If we are going to set the record straight, lets at least base it in
reality.  Description logics as a field go back 25 years, not 10, and
didn't start in Bell Labs.  Bell Labs has never even been the dominant
player in the field.

Peter F. Patel-Schneider
Bell Labs Research

 title=		"A Structural Paradigm for Representing Knowledge",
 author=	"Brachman, R. J.",
 school=	"Harvard University",
 year=		"1977",
 address=	"Cambridge, MA",
 note=		"Revised version published as BBN Report No.~3605,
		 Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA, July, 1978."}

Written when Ron was a student at Harvard and/or working for BBN.

 title=		"The Tractability of Subsumption in Frame-Based
		 Description Languages",
 author=	"Brachman, Ronald J. and Levesque, Hector J.",
 crossref=	"aaai84",
 pages=		"34--37"}

Written when both Ron and Hector were working for Fairchild/Schlumberger.

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