Friday, December 16, 2005
Communications on lattice of theories and
Dialog on OWL limitations
Chris said (in responding to a post from BCNGroup):
>You have provided no rigorous demonstration of the limitations, so what
>you are saying is idle chatter until you provide one. And as I've
>already noted, W3C itself recognizes the expressive limitations of OWL.
>This has led to the development of RuleML and SWRL, and is also a driver
>behind the newly formed Rule Interchange Format group
What I find curious about the Rule Interchange Format activity at the W3C is that the posted use cases look like topic map use cases, for which there already exists an ISO standard, ISO 13250. While the charter is obviously a summary document, one would expect acknowledgement of prior work in an area with some explanation of why it was unsuitable before undertaking a duplication of prior work.
My impression from reading the charter document is that the results of the activity have to be backwards compatible with RDF/OWL.
Does anyone else share that impression?