Re: SEM: semantics for current proposal (why R disjoint V?)

On March 21, Libby Miller writes:
> >
> > As noted in the design discussions for DAML+OIL, I don't
> > see sufficient justification for making V disjoint
> > from R.
> >
> > It seems silly not to be able to talk about the intersection
> > of two sets of strings, or UniqueProperty's whose
> > range is dates, or whatever.

This means that any OWL reasoner has to take on responsibility for
reasoning about types - which could be a major implementation overhead
(there are also some technical reasons related to negation - full
details can be found in [1]). The current design means that all this
can be delegated to a "type system" (the details of which we don't
need to consider in OWL).


> >
> I agree. It's very counter-intuitive to separate them out. I ran into a
> lot of problems with this, creating a daml schema for icalendar.

An example would be useful here.


> libby

Received on Thursday, 21 March 2002 15:30:56 UTC