Re: Roger Costello: My Version of "Why use OWL?"
> [Roger L. Costello] > > > The point that I was trying to make in my paper was: > > > > Should the semantic definition (2.1) be: > > (a) hardcoded and buried within each application, > > or, should it be: > > (b) declaratively stated in a separate document, > > using a standard, well-defined vocabulary (i.e., OWL). > > > > I argued for the later, (b). > > > > I think that Walter's point could be boiled down to this (not really meaning > to speak for him so I hope I am not taking his name in vain!) - > > There may not be "the" semantic definition, but rather many that are not > fully congruent. No matter what semantic classification you set up, some > application might know better for its purposes. Therefore, make sure to > leave enough info in the document that such an application would be able to > do its job. > > Well, even if that is not what Walter would say, I think there is a lot in > it. OTOH, both sides can coexist - why not? Whether or not this is what Walter meant, I agree with it wholeheartedly. Any annotation system, including RDF is but one tool in the toolbox, and not a panacea. It's also, more apropos, one configuration in the kaleidoscope and not the entire Jacobean product. -- Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc. http://uche.ogbuji.net http://4Suite.org http://fourthought.com Gems From the [Python/XML] Archives - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/04/09/py-xm l.html Introducing N-Triples - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-thi nk17/index.html Use internal references in XML vocabularies - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerw orks/xml/library/x-tipvocab.html EXSLT by example - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/library/x-exslt.html The worry about program wizards - http://www.adtmag.com/article.asp?id=7238 Use rdf:about and rdf:ID effectively in RDF/XML - http://www-106.ibm.com/develo perworks/xml/library/x-tiprdfai.html
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