Joint Committee Minutes 28 August 2001
This page summarizes the telecon for the Joint US/EU
Committee on Agent Markup Languages
held from 1300 to 1400 PDT on 28 August 2001.
These minutes were prepared by the chairman,
and were approved during the 4 September telecon.
- Harold Boley (invited)
- Murray Burke (invited)
- Mike Dean
- Stefan Decker
- Richard Fikes (invited)
- Benjamin Grosof (invited)
- Frank van Harmelen
- Pat Hayes
- Ian Horrocks
- Ora Lassila
- Deb McGuinness
- Peter Patel-Schneider
- Lynn Andrea Stein
A new version of the axiomatic semantics is available (see below).
Last Week's Minutes
The minutes from August 21 were approved by those present.
We discussed some of the issues alluded to in
Dan Connolly's message.
Frank van Harmelen summarized the results
In separate actions, the committee voted to:
Welcome to all of our new members!
- invite Richard Fikes, Harold Boley, and Benjamin Grosof to join the
- invite Murray Burke to join the Joint Committee as U.S. Government representative
- invite Jim Hendler (current U.S. Government representative) to join the committee as a "regular member"
Lynn noted that we may need to take more specific action to get more W3C participation in the Joint Committee now that Dan Connolly has resigned.
Ora Lassila is a member of the DAML-S Coalition.
ACTION (Ora): check with the DAML-S Coalition to see if they would like further representation on the Joint Committee.
RESVOLVED: Peter will submit DAML+OIL (March 2001) to W3C via
Lucent, which is a member of W3C.
The Lucent internal review process should take a week or so.
ACTION (Peter): publish submission package, allow a couple
days for Committee review, clear Lucent's process, and submit to W3C.
We discussed the recent response from the RDF Core WG
opposed to our suggestion to allow cycles in
as relayed by Pat Hayes during our
August 14 telecon.
Frank subsequently summarized our discussion
Frank suggested that we not change our approach now.
sameClassAs if not cyclic subclasses.
Ian noted that we can get implicit cycles in defined classes and
even if they're prohibited in subClassOf.
We could define our own daml:subClassOf allowing cycles
(rdfs:subClassOf implies daml:subClassOf),
but this hurts layering by limiting the ability of RDF-only tools to
understand DAML+OIL hierarchies.
It was noted that forbidding subclass loops does not
necessarily require proper subclasses
continuing email discussion).
ACTION (Peter): investigate the impact of prohibiting rdfs:subClassOf cycles on the DAML+OIL formal semantics
Richard had previously posted the KSL
but we ran out of time this week.
We'll discuss it next week.
ACTION (everyone): review the proposal and send feedback to Richard.
Some things to particularly think about: operators, aggregation (max, min, sum, etc.).
Richard and Deb discussed their most recent updates to the axiomatic semantics
for DAML+OIL (March 2001).
The updated semantics and release notes are available
We'll discuss the proposed DAML Query Language (see above).
Kelly Barber's raw notes
last week's minutes
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