This page has information about a round of publication of working group documents.
- 1 General Information
- 2 Announcements
- 3 Publicity Tracking
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Per-Document "Summary of Changes"
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The document was reorganized, sections were re-written, and an analysis was added of how the use cases are addressed by the current RIF specifications.
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Announcements of the Round
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RIF Supports Data Integration, Enterprise Agility
W3C is pleased to publish the Rule Interchange Format (RIF), an extensible interlingua for rule systems, as a W3C Recommendation. RIF was developed with participation from the Business Rules, Logic Programming, and Semantic Web communities to provide interoperability and portability between many different systems using declarative technologies. Today's publication is the largest milestone since the W3C Workshop on Rule Languages for Interoperability initially surveyed the field, five years ago.
The specification consists of six Recommendations: RIF Core Dialect provides a standard, base level of functionality for interchange; RIF Basic Logic Dialect and RIF Production Rule Dialect provided extended functionality matching two common classes of rule engines; RIF Framework for Logic Dialects describes how to extend RIF for use with a large class of systems; RIF Datatypes and Built-Ins 1.0 borrows heavily from XQuery and XPath for a set of basic operations; and RIF RDF and OWL Compatibility specifies how RIF works with RDF data and OWL ontologies.
Along with these documents, the RIF Working Group is today publishing five other documents: RIF Overview, RIF Test Cases, OWL 2 RL in RIF, RIF Combination with XML data, and RIF In RDF. The group is also preparing a primer and a revision of its outdated Use Cases and Requirements. For more information see the RIF FAQ and the Semantic Web Activity.
Please record all publicity activities here. This is useful to avoid overlap and help ensure that we've announced the round in all the appropriate places. Copied and modified from Round 6#Publicity.
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