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Re: [ontology-summit] [Quality] ReFocusing: adequately labeled

To: Natasha Noy <noy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Fabian Neuhaus <fabian.neuhaus@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, Ontology Summit 2008 <ontology-summit@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 12:43:03 -0500
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At 10:38 AM -0700 4/1/08, Natasha Noy wrote:
>On Apr 1, 2008, at 10:30 AM, Pat Hayes wrote:
>>At 11:15 AM -0400 4/1/08, Barry Smith wrote:
>>>6./ did not come from me, but was a result of an earlier discussion
>>>on this list.
>>>It means, e.g., that if the ontology is in OWL, then it should
>>>support OWL reasoners.
>>? What does that mean? That it should not produce errors when 
>>tested using OWL reasoners? That would seem to be reasonable. Maybe 
>>the OOR should offer 'validation' tools to check at least syntactic 
>>correctness, or require ontologies to have evidence of external 
>Then you have to be specific as to which reasoner: the state of the 
>art is such, that depending on the constructs you use, your ontology 
>can be perfectly valid OWL, but some OWL reasoners will not be happy 
>with it, whereas others would think it is just fine.    (01)

The more information you can give, the better, I'd say.    (02)

>I think it is reasonable to include the validation information as 
>metadata, along with the specific reasoner used, but perhaps not as 
>a requirement, just because it can be quite vague.    (03)

I agree. If it hasn't been tested, the metadata should say so.    (04)

Pat    (05)

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