IRC log of rif on 2007-08-21

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14:37:26 [ChrisW]
zakim, this will be rif
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ok, ChrisW; I see SW_RIF()11:00AM scheduled to start in 23 minutes
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zakim, clear agenda
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agenda cleared
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zakim, this will be rif
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ok, ChrisW; I see SW_RIF()11:00AM scheduled to start in 23 minutes
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Meeting: RIF Telecon
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Meeting: RIF Telecon August 21 2007
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Chair: Chris Welty
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ChrisW has changed the topic to: 21 August RIF Telecon agenda
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rrsagent, make minutes
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I have made the request to generate ChrisW
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agenda+ Admin
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agenda+ Liason
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agenda+ F2F
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agenda+ UCR
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agenda+ BLD - RDF
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agenda+ BLD - Overview of changes
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agenda+ BLD - Classification
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agenda+ BLD - Planning for WD
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agenda+ AOB
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rrsagent, make logs public
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SW_RIF()11:00AM has now started
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+ +1.512.342.aaaa
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zakim, ibm is temporarily me
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+ChrisW; got it
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zakim, NRCC is me
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+Harold; got it
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zakim, aaaa is DougL
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+DougL; got it
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15:01:18 [ChrisW]
zakim, who is on the phone?
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On the phone I see DougL, Harold, ChrisW, ??P11
15:01:30 [LeoraMorgenstern]
zakim, ??P11 is me.
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+LeoraMorgenstern; got it
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zakim, mute me
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LeoraMorgenstern should now be muted
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15:02:14 [StellaMitchell]
zakim, [ibm] is temporarily me
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+StellaMitchell; got it
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15:03:20 [ChrisW]
zakim, who is on the phone?
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On the phone I see DougL, Harold, ChrisW, LeoraMorgenstern (muted), josb, StellaMitchell (muted), Sandro
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15:06:13 [DougL]
zakim, who is on the phone?
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On the phone I see DougL, Harold, ChrisW, LeoraMorgenstern (muted), josb, StellaMitchell (muted), Sandro, Hassan_Ait-Kaci (muted), PaulVincent, AllenGinsberg
15:07:06 [ChrisW]
scribenick: PaulVincent
15:07:26 [ChrisW]
15:07:51 [PaulVincent]
Chris: minutes from last week - no objections - accepted
15:08:05 [Harold]
Did we ever accept the F2F6 Minutes?
15:08:39 [ChrisW]
zakim, next item
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agendum 1. "Admin" taken up [from ChrisW]
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zakim, close item 1
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agendum 1, Admin, closed
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I see 7 items remaining on the agenda; the next one is
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2. Liason [from ChrisW]
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zakim, next item
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agendum 2. "Liason" taken up [from ChrisW]
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Chis: F2F6 minutes have been accepted
15:08:59 [josb]
15:09:20 [Harold]
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Jos: request for liaison for XML Schema / XSL? Answer: no
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Jos: reason: would be useful for any future XML schema plans for "language tag" - for use in the RDF mapping for RIF
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15:11:50 [PaulVincent]
Sandro: suggest Jos send qu to the XML schema comment list (see any XML schema draft for list address)
15:12:01 [luis_polo]
zakim, berrueta is me
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+luis_polo; got it
15:12:15 [ChrisW]
zakim, next item
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I see a speaker queue remaining and respectfully decline to close this agendum, ChrisW
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ack jos
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zakim, next item
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agendum 3. "F2F" taken up [from ChrisW]
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15:13:12 [PaulVincent]
Chris: not heard from anyone re social activities at F2F re dinner location / Fri night -- reminder -- let Chris know
15:13:13 [sandro]
josb, see -- it requests using Bugzilla but says you can use
15:13:50 [PaulVincent]
Chris: see wiki page for more hotel info
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Sandro: suggest wiki page for attendee hotel info / car use to facilitate sharing
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zakim, next item
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agendum 4. "UCR" taken up [from ChrisW]
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15:17:09 [LeoraMorgenstern]
I'll go.
15:17:14 [LeoraMorgenstern]
zakim, unmute me
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LeoraMorgenstern should no longer be muted
15:18:15 [LeoraMorgenstern]
Actually, perhaps Harold should go first, since there are some non-vanilla issues in mine.
15:18:15 [PaulVincent]
Sandro: admin note: plan to migrate wiki s/w in future
15:19:48 [PaulVincent]
Leora: looking at UC
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Leora: see Source Rules: tried to handle temporal aspect: uses Holds operator for state T
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15:26:07 [Hassan]
15:26:16 [PaulVincent]
Leora: Rule 1b: is equals an argument or an operator - as reification may be different
15:27:30 [ChrisW]
ack paul
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Paul: temporal aspects will be important - event processing for example might use event rules to determine high level temporal facts
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ack hassan
15:29:42 [PaulVincent]
Hassan: Dave & Michael would also have comments here. Temporals aspects also impact data model in RIF or not.
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15:30:32 [Harold]
If we want to avoid introducing a (temporal) modal logic, then reification seems unavoidable in Leora's UC6.
15:30:44 [PaulVincent]
Hassan: temporal aspects / relating states are metalogic. Therefore assumptions made about the data model.
15:30:48 [sandro]
q+ to ask if you're translating to BLD or to a SIt.Cal. dialect?
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ack sandro
15:31:19 [Zakim]
sandro, you wanted to ask if you're translating to BLD or to a SIt.Cal. dialect?
15:31:59 [PaulVincent]
BLD = Basic Logic Dialact
15:33:04 [PaulVincent]
Sandro: for example do we standardize "holds" in RIF syntax for translators
15:33:34 [PaulVincent]
Hassan: problem is this will require agreements on "holds" definition...
15:34:19 [PaulVincent]
Leora: risk is segregated RIF users
15:34:33 [josb]
RIF is a rules language, not an action language, so defining "holds" is out of scope (at least for the BLD)
15:35:19 [PaulVincent]
15:35:21 [Hassan]
What about Lesli Lamport's TLA?
15:35:34 [Hassan]
15:35:36 [PaulVincent]
Sorry meant q+ :)
15:35:41 [PaulVincent]
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15:36:01 [Harold]
The only problem in Rule 1b is the embedding of Equal: it could be 'encoded' as a Uniterm: <Uniterm>
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Temporal Logic of Actions
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15:38:30 [ChrisW]
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15:39:39 [PaulVincent]
Sandro: should you be able to translate between different temporal handlng languages?
15:39:47 [ChrisW]
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ack paul
15:39:52 [Hassan]
Good question Sandro !
15:39:57 [LeoraMorgenstern]
zakim, mute me
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LeoraMorgenstern should now be muted
15:40:12 [LeoraMorgenstern]
zakim, unmute me
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LeoraMorgenstern should no longer be muted
15:41:02 [Harold]
s/Uniterm: <Uniterm>/Uniterm:/
15:41:27 [PaulVincent]
Paul will take a look at comparing UC6 rules in an EP language like TIBCO's, for interest
15:41:40 [LeoraMorgenstern]
zakim, mute me
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LeoraMorgenstern should now be muted
15:41:44 [ChrisW]
zakim, next item
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agendum 5. "BLD - RDF" taken up [from ChrisW]
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15:42:44 [PaulVincent]
Chris: action review: actions continued
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Jos: issues raised were resolved or discussed: not yet updated doc
15:45:32 [PaulVincent]
Jos: summary: doc covers RDF graph + RIF ruleset together, being faithful to RDF semantics
15:46:50 [PaulVincent]
Jos: 3 semantics: simple, RDF, RDFS (schema) - all 3 notions covered in doc
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ack axel
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Sandro: concern re identifying semantics to use -- for future discussion
15:52:08 [PaulVincent]
Axel: Strings with @ signs in RDF - will this be OK in the proposed format for such literals?
15:53:01 [PaulVincent]
Jos: this is also a need to ask the XML schema group re such literal handling
15:54:07 [josb]
x # y <- x[rdf:type -> y]
15:57:48 [PaulVincent]
Chris: What is def of RDF- ? Jos: remove some axiomatic triples (triples true in every interpretation) - to avoid infinite no of facts
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15:59:22 [AxelPolleres]
the axiomnatic typing of listmembership properties is all that's removed, right?
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16:00:46 [PaulVincent]
Harold: Are any of these ideas eg "RDF-" also proposed to RDF community?
16:01:19 [PaulVincent]
Jos: This is also already done in practice by practioners. But may be worthwhile to check with RDF people...
16:02:03 [PaulVincent]
Sandro: use semantic-web mail list (semantic web community)
16:02:50 [PaulVincent]
Jos: doc not sufficiently explained for feedback yet - needs more explanation eg delay until working draft release
16:04:02 [Harold]
the combined
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models of RIF and RDF.
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were a little problem for Michael.
16:06:03 [AxelPolleres]
SPARQL only lift the literals in subject position limitation.
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Jos, would something like your combined models of RIF and RDF also work for models of RIF and OWL (OWL-Lite, say)?
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16:08:57 [AxelPolleres]
We have defined a generalization of Riccardo's semantics, which doesn't make his restrictions... which obviously is no longer decidable.
16:09:50 [PaulVincent]
Chris: plans for this doc in the BLD draft - as a section: Jos agree, Harlod agrees
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zakim, next item
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agendum 6. "BLD - Overview of changes" taken up [from ChrisW]
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16:14:05 [PaulVincent]
Harold discussing section Specifying Signatures in RIF Dialects
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Chris: other changes for review other than signatures, slotted syntax.
16:19:32 [PaulVincent]
Jos: also changed: "symbol spaces" and datatypes.
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ack jos
16:21:15 [Harold]
It would be good to fix asn to asn06 or asn07.
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zakim, list agenda
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I see 3 items remaining on the agenda:
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6. BLD - Overview of changes [from ChrisW]
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8. BLD - Planning for WD [from ChrisW]
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9. AOB [from ChrisW]
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zakim, take up item 8
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agendum 8. "BLD - Planning for WD" taken up [from ChrisW]
16:22:12 [josb]
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ack jos
16:25:31 [Hassan]
+1 with Sandro on using Prolog's syntax
16:27:46 [Harold]
"Formal Syntax" could probably be renamed into something like "Formal Preliminaries".
16:27:55 [PaulVincent]
Chris: 4 syntaxes in use: presentation + XML, ASN and "formal"
16:28:35 [Harold]
Jos, we need a 1-to-1 correspondence between the presentation and XML syntaxes.
16:29:00 [Harold]
(Then it doesnt matter which one is generated.)
16:29:23 [PaulVincent]
Jos: no definintion of the semantics of the language, just some translation - presentation syntax is the "main" one for semantics?
16:29:39 [josb]
a mapping from presentation to XML is sufficient
16:30:24 [luis_polo]
excuse me, but i have to leave the teleco
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16:31:05 [Harold]
We could have mappings from the abstract to the XML to the presentation syntax.
16:31:32 [ChrisW]
zakim, take up item 9
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agendum 9. "AOB" taken up [from ChrisW]
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zakim, list attendees
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16:32:00 [Zakim]
As of this point the attendees have been +1.512.342.aaaa, ChrisW, Harold, DougL, LeoraMorgenstern, josb, StellaMitchell, Sandro, Hassan_Ait-Kaci, AllenGinsberg, PaulVincent,
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Meeting closed
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... luis_polo, Jeff_Pan, AxelPolleres, Gary_Hallmark
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16:32:25 [ChrisW]
Regrets: DaveReynolds, MichaelKifer
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Scribe: Paul Vincent
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rrsagent, make minutes
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I have made the request to generate ChrisW
16:32:55 [ChrisW]
zakim, who is on the phone?
16:32:55 [Zakim]
On the phone I see ChrisW, Sandro, PaulVincent
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SW_RIF()11:00AM has ended
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Attendees were +1.512.342.aaaa, ChrisW, Harold, DougL, LeoraMorgenstern, josb, StellaMitchell, Sandro, Hassan_Ait-Kaci, AllenGinsberg, PaulVincent, luis_polo, Jeff_Pan,
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... AxelPolleres, Gary_Hallmark
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RRSAgent, make minutes
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I have made the request to generate sandro