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WRL XML Schemas

W3C Member Submission 09 September 2005

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Jos de Bruijn
Harold Boley
Jos de Bruijn
Reto Krummenacher


This document contains a brief description of and references to the XML Schemas for the WRL XML syntax, as well as the relevant RuleML schemas for the XML syntax of the rules.

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This document is a part of the WRL Submission.

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WRL XML Schemas

The XML syntax for WRL is originally given through a mapping in the WRL specification document. This document describes the XML Schemas for the XML syntax.

The XML syntax set consists of the following documents:

IRIs, data values and the like are specified according to wrl-identifiers.xsd
Conceptual syntax
The main schema for WRL/XML is wrl-xml-syntax.xsd.
Logical expression syntax
The logical expression syntax uses a number of schemas from RuleML:
naffolog.xsd enables the modeling of rules using Lloyd-Topor and includes negation-as-failure
frame_module.xsd enables the frame-style modeling (molecules) of WRL

The namespace of the WRL-specific elements is "http://www.wsmo.org/wsml/wrl-syntax#". The namespace of the RuleML elements in the logical expression syntax is "http://www.ruleml.org/0.89/xsd".


The work is funded by the European Commission under the projects DIP, Knowledge Web, InfraWebs, SEKT, SWWS, ASG and Esperonto; by Science Foundation Ireland under the DERI-Lion project; by the FIT-IT (Forschung, Innovation, Technologie - Informationstechnologie) under the projects RW² and TSC.

The editor would like to thank to all the members of the WSML working group for their advice and input into this document.