ISSUE: OWL DL syntax

TITLE: design trade-offs in syntax of OWL DL

Any matching of RDF triples with a DL view is going to have some ugliness
somewhere. The current AS&S design has prioritised a clean abstract syntax
and allowed the concrete exchanged syntax to be very difficult to describe,
test, implement or understand.
An alternative emphasis in the design on a clean characterization of OWL DL
RDF graphs, should be explored. This will put some of the ugliness in the
mismatch into the abstract syntax.
It is important to give an intelligible and correct explanation of what RDF
graphs are in OWL Lite and OWL DL, that is genuinely usable by both humans
and tools.

RAISED BY: Carroll

Received on Monday, 27 January 2003 10:11:53 UTC