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Re: On Standardization of the Web Ontology Language - Trends & Controversies Section

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2002 19:23:38 -0500
Message-Id: <p05101405b894a7fa60bd@[]>
To: Frank van Harmelen <Frank.van.Harmelen@cs.vu.nl>, Steffen Staab <sst@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>, www-webont-wg@w3.org
At 8:47 PM +0100 2/16/02, Frank van Harmelen wrote:
>Steffen Staab wrote:
>>  you find some material about
>>  On Standardization of the Web Ontology Language
>>  destined for the IEEE Intelligent Systems March/April
>>  Trends & Controversies Section in draft form at
>>  http://www.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/~sst/is/WebOntologyLanguage/
>I would really recommend that the WebOnt membership reads these columns.
>Not because I happened to write one, but because it is a very good survey
>of the different views on what should go into our language.
>Reading these 9 columns of 2 pages each will really help you form your
>opinion on what should be in our language, and what not
>(it sure did for me).
>It's also very amusing reading in places.
>    ----
>PS: many thanks to Steffen for getting this material together,
>and for making it available to us in preview form.

I agree with Frank - when Steffen sent this to me and I read it, a 
lot of what has been in our recent mailing list messages became 
clearer to me because I understood where people are coming from. 
Note that my piece in there is not a neutral statement (but perhaps 
seeing what an anarchist I really am will help people understand that 
even my screeds on this list are relatively neutral for me  :->)

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