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Re: what is the "semantic core" of DAML-S?

From: <Joachim.Peer@unisg.ch>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 17:07:24 +0200
To: www-ws@w3.org
Message-ID: <OFF46DAC68.A289691D-ONC1256DA8.0052F87A@unisg.ch>


>OWL has alternative syntaxes (even xml ones). OWL-S will
>almost certainly have an alternative surface syntax.

oh, thanks for the info

>>a) surely everything can be represented somehow by
>>DL ontologies, and
>>DAML-S does just that.

>Uh. That seems false to me, unless you mean,
>"some representation can be encoded in" a la how
>DRS encodes more complex logical formulae in
>plain RDF. Not the most useful sense of "able to
>represent", IMHO.

yes, i meant the latter - i need to be more careful about the terms i use
(representation vs. syntactical encoding)

>> 2. a potential solution
>> I think this issue can be addressed by de-coupling
>> the semantic aspects of DAML-S from its notational
>> aspects. I am not sure if this has been proposed
>> before, because it is such a simple idea,
>It's not only been proposed, but is somewhat underway.
>You might also look to the SWSI and SWSI-L effort, as
>they're (we're) starting from a somewhat fresher and
>blanker slate.

thanks for these valuable hints,

Joachim Peer
Received on Sunday, 21 September 2003 11:07:28 UTC

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