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Re: WOWG: first language proposal

From: Guus Schreiber <schreiber@swi.psy.uva.nl>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 13:56:55 +0100
Message-ID: <3CA31317.260F24FD@swi.psy.uva.nl>
To: Jeff Heflin <heflin@cse.lehigh.edu>
CC: Frank van Harmelen <Frank.van.Harmelen@cs.vu.nl>, www-webont-wg@w3.org
Jeff Heflin wrote:
> Finally, an important issue will be finding a way to map your abstract
> syntax into XML/RDF and still preserve its simplicity. I believe that in
> order to get a good, intuitive syntax, we'll have to seriously consider
> dropping the idea of using triples to represent the language, i.e., do
> not layer on top of RDF Schema (but this is a point I've already raised
> in another thread).

OWL (Lite) looks very much like a refined version of RDF Schema. Leaving
out charter and technical issues for the moment, I am not sure how we
can explain to future OWL users it is not layered on top of RDF Schema. 


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