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OWL Lite encoding of bio-ontologies.

Thomas Bruls bruls at
Wed Jan 21 02:32:50 PST 2004

Quoting Jonathan Bard and Stuart Aitken at
> 3: The meaning of logical relations in bio-ontologies needs to be made
> consistent with OWL and RDFS.

Could you expand on this? Are there plans to address this?

What would actually be lost at the semantic level by encoding the
current bio-ontologies in the OWL Lite sublanguage (known to have
decidable reasoning, and usable inference systems, e.g. RACER)?

Thank you,
thomas            There is this special biologist word we use for 'stable'.
                  It is 'dead'. -- Jack Cohen

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