Joint Committee Minutes 6 March 2001

This page summarizes the telecon for the Joint US/EU Committee on Agent Markup Languages held from 1300 to 1400 PST on 6 March 2001. These minutes were prepared by the chairman, and were approved during the 13 March telecon.



Dan Connolly will be presenting DAML today at Knowledge Technologies 2001 in Austin.

A public page containing various DAML briefings is now available here.

Last Week's Minutes

The minutes from February 27 were approved by those present.

DAML+OIL (March 2001)

Documents have been moved to the DAML+OIL (March 2001) release site. Ian has used CVS to make several updates.

Initial discussion centered on Jeff Heflin's comments:

There was consensus that we need more documentation for DAML+OIL, including more examples for concrete data types, explanations of restrictions, design rationale, serious drawbacks, etc. Jim Hendler and Dan Brickley (second hand) noted that we're leading the curve in some use of RDF. Even if (as expected), someone from the Joint Committee serves on the RDF Core WG and/or the expected Web Ontology WG, this provides extra motivation for documentating our decisions. Possible new documents include: introduction, FAQ, rationale, etc. separate from current reference. ACTION: Frank volunteered to draft a new introduction.

RESOLVED: In view of the additions and action items, we will wait until after next week's telecon to release DAML+OIL (March 2001).

Next Week

We'll expect quick reports from the RDF Interest Group meeting closing discussion and Knowledge Technologies 2001. Frank volunteered Dieter to report out on March 13 or 20 on the IST KA3 Open House taking place in Luxembourg next week.

We'll plan to continue discussions from last week on what the Joint Committee should focus on next. ACTION (everyone): send new suggestions to Mike, who will collate for next week's agenda.


Kelly Barber's raw notes
last week's minutes

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