LC Responses/AS1

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Something that I think is very important, for the "novice to w3c

practices" is some indication of which documents contains what, and the relation among them. This becomes clear while reading "Structural specification...", but it is not necessarily the case the one starts with it.

As I understood, the specs in the "Structural.." are relative to OWL2- DL (especially the restrictions on axioms at the end). While "OWL2- FULL" is "presented" in the "RDF Semantics" doc. And "Profiles" de- facto replace what was DL-Lite. If so, these facts should be made more explicit.

So, I think these docs are fine and the features introduced in OWL2 interesting (though much anticipated). Don't know exactly what "self" is for though... I would be curious to know. I guess some extra-doc is needed for a "non w3c" public to start working with OWL: the "Direct Smantic..." + some more general explanation would work well.

(longer text in [the original email])


To: Andrea Splendiani <Andrea.splendiani@bbsrc.ac.uk>
CC: public-owl-comments@w3.org
Subject: [LC response] To Andrea Splendiani

Dear Andrea,

Thank you for your comment
     <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-owl-comments/2009Jan/0046.html>
on the OWL 2 Web Ontology Language last call drafts.

The Working Group acknowledges the need for some sort of an introductory text, combined with a roadmap covering the various OWL 2 documents. At its last face-to-face meeting the Working Group has, therefore, added a new document to the OWL 2 suite, entitled "Document Overview". The document has not yet been published, but an editor's draft is publicly available at:

http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/Document_Overview

We hope that this document will satisfy the requirement that you identified in your comment.

Please acknowledge receipt of this email to <mailto:public-owl-comments@w3.org> (replying to this email should suffice). In your acknowledgment please let us know whether or not you are satisfied with the working group's response to your comment.

Regards,
Ivan Herman
on behalf of the W3C OWL Working Group



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