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Re: Compliance Level 1 Proposal

From: Christopher Welty <welty@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 09:30:36 -0400
To: www-webont-wg@w3.org
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My only response is a general one:

Description logics had an unfortunate historical tradition to refer to 
"relations" as "roles".  This was, I think, an accident of how DLs 
evolved.  I was hoping we could fix this now that DLs are being presented 
to the world.  Instead of fixing it by referring to "relations" with that 
term, we are now using "property."  In logic, when I learned it, 
properties are unary predicates.

If we are talking about relations, why aren't we calling them relations?

Dr. Christopher A. Welty, Knowledge Structures Group
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Deborah McGuinness <dlm@ksl.stanford.edu>
Sent by: www-webont-wg-request@w3.org
05/14/2002 01:14 AM

        To:     Webont <www-webont-wg@w3.org>
        Subject:        Compliance Level 1 Proposal


At the last telecon, I took the action item to produce a compliance
level 1 document by today.
The document is available at:

Please review it so that it can be discussed at this thursday's webont
Comments as usual to webont.

 Deborah L. McGuinness
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