Dear Jeremy, OWL working group,
This a response to your review of the RIF RDF and OWL compatibility document .
> This is a review of > http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-rif-rdf-owl-20080415/ > on behalf of the OWL WG. > We have one change request, and two further comments.
> A) > Please change the sentence just before section 3.1
> [[ > This paves the way towards combination with OWL 2, which is envisioned > to allow punning in all its syntaxes. > ]]
> and the sentence from 184.108.40.206
> [[ > It is currently expected that OWL 2 will not define a semantics for > annotation and ontology properties; therefore, the below definition > cannot be extended to the case of OWL 2. > ]]
> with a less definitive statement such as:
> [[ > In this document, we are using OWL to refer to OWL1. While OWL2 is still > in development it is unclear how RIF will interoperate with it. At the > time of writing, we believe that with OWL2 the support for punning may > be beneficial, and that there might be particular problems in using > section 220.127.116.11. > ]]
The requested change will be implemented.
> B) On the editors note, at the end of section 1, we advise that RDF > entailment is much less interesting than the others (simple, RDFS, D, > OWL DL, OWL Full), and we would not expect opposition to RIF not > supporting it.
> C) Several participants in our group were unconvinced by the use of the > "http://www.w3.org/2007/rif"^^rif:iri and "literal string@en"^^rif:text > and found the deviation from the well-established notation for the RDF > symbols a potential source of confusion to readers of this document, > most of whom will also be readers of other Semantic Web documents from > the W3C, and might expect a certain uniformity of style. Most of those > present at our meeting were sympathetic to this point of view, but we > felt it inappropriate to make a stronger comment on a sylistic matter.
It has been decided to use Turtle-style shortcut syntax for IRIs in the document; this should address some of your concerns. In addition, we will add an explanation (see ) about the correspondence between plain literals with language tags in RDF and constants in the symbol space rif:text in the document; there was not enough support in the working group for adding specific shortcut syntax for strings with language tags.
Best, Jos on behalf of the RIF working group