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Re: newbie question regarding service profiles

From: Sheila McIlraith <sam@KSL.Stanford.EDU>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 11:35:27 -0700 (PDT)
Message-Id: <200207191835.LAA15979@hpp-ss10-3.Stanford.EDU>
To: mrbannon@swen.uwaterloo.ca, www-ws@w3.org


As you noted, DAML-S is being designed to be very general in nature,
so we left the range of degreeOfQuality to be "Thing."  Since classes
a service provider/user might define are a subclass of Thing, it
enables users such as yourself to define a range class for
degreeOfQuality that meets your needs.  Over time, a number of these
will likely emerge, as notions of "quality" and/or "authentication"
become more prevalent on the Web.  I suggest you make your own.  The
DAML community is always looking for more ontologies.

Sheila McIlraith
for the DAML Services Coalition 

> Hello,
> Got a newbie question.  Is there a DAML ontology for use in the
> ranges of the Functional Attributes in a Service Profile?  For
> example, "degreeOfQuality" has a DAML "Thing" as its range.
> However, has anybody defined an ontology that would serve as a
> degreeOfQuality range?
> I know these ranges are suppose to stay relatively open, since we
> don't want to force developers into tight type ranges, but I would
> still be under the assumption that some type of range classification
> for these properites would have to exist.
> Thanks,
> Ryan
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Sheila McIlraith, PhD                 Phone: 650-723-7932
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Knowledge Systems Lab
Department of Computer Science
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