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Re: [ontolog-forum] Visual Notation for OWL Ontologies (VOWL)

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From: John F Sowa <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2014 18:53:11 -0400
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On 5/12/2014 12:13 PM, Piotr Nowara wrote:
> I believe you will find this effort interesting, at the very least :-)    (01)

Yes.  I agree that it's interesting.  It shows something profound
about the OWL mentality -- and not in a favorable sense.    (02)

First, I recommend an intro to Peirce's existential graphs (EGs):    (03)

    http://www.jfsowa.com/talks/egintro.pdf    (04)

The first 10 slides are a self-contained intro to FOL plus metalanguage.
The remaining slides get into advanced topics in language and logic.
Then compare that to the intro to VOWL notation in    (05)

    http://vowl.visualdataweb.org/v2/    (06)

By contrast, this hugely complex document admits that "Familiarity with
OWL and other Semantic Web technologies is required to understand this 
specification."    (07)

John    (08)

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