W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-webont-wg@w3.org > November 2002

Re: Web Ontology Language (OWL)?

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 14:09:36 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <20021115.140936.117622701.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: lobrst@mitre.org
Cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org

From: Leo Obrst <lobrst@mitre.org>
Subject: Web Ontology Language (OWL)?
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 13:20:22 -0500

> Many of our documents have the title: "Web Ontology Language (OWL) ...".
> Did we make a decision to NOT expand the acronym correctly?
> Thanks,
> Leo

Not exactly.  OWL is the name of our language.  It is a Web Ontology
Language.  There was, I believe, a decision to have the document titles
read "Web Ontology Language (OWL) ..." instead of "The OWL Web Ontology
Language ...".  

If you want to explain OWL as an acronym, you could even refer to OWL in
Winnie the Pooh.  (In fact, that might be a good quote for the guide.
Unfortunately, I don't have access to the actual quote.)

Received on Friday, 15 November 2002 14:09:54 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 23:04:38 UTC