[DAS] discussion document for das/2
Thu, 6 Dec 2001 18:03:09 -0500
Is there anything to prevent DAML+OIL from interoperating with UDDI?
On Thursday 06 December 2001 16:58, Bradley Marshall wrote:
> > DAML OIL is pretty cool (I just started reading
> > about it today). I'm open to
> > using it to describe the relationships among
> > annotations. I'm not clear on
> > how exactly the DAML world interoperates with the
> > WSDL, XML Schema, and
> > SOAP worlds. Could someone explain?
> > Lincoln
> Essentially, DAML+OIL is a different approach than the
> WSDL, SOAP, XML Schema world. This is not to say that
> they're totally seperate. ie, a DAML+OIL ontology can
> in many cases be described with XML schema. However,
> I don't think this is the norm. There is a DAML+OIL
> format that is analogous to WSDL. And, since they're
> all XML, you can build converters between them using
> The important thing to understand about DAML+OIL is
> it's a layer on top of RDF. RDF is very important,
> since it allows you to build arbitrary graph
> structures which can be encoded in XML. This is a big
> benefit when you consider that vanilla XML only allows
> you to create tree structures. Also, since RDF relies
> on universal identifiers, there is a straightforward
> way to combine the information from multiple documents
> into one graph, another advantage over vanilla XML.
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