There is a couple of years that the OWL Time specification has been published (2006). The specification is still in draft version ! Since then other proposals have been done for example Timeline Ontology. I think this specification should really be standardized by W3C as Time modeling is a critical information in many ontologies. Which time ontology are you using ? Why you think W3C is not able to push this specification as a recommendation.
asked 16 Jun '11, 13:00
Just on the formal part:
The OWL Time ontology is in the state of a "first public working draft" (FPWD), which has been created by the Semantic Web Best Practices and Deployment Working Group (SWBPD). The SWBPD has finished in 2006 and so work on the Time ontology has been discontinued.
Note that only an active W3C working group would be able to drive the Time ontology into a W3C recommendation, and this is a longish and complex process. The W3C itself can be seen as either the small group of staff members called the "W3C Team" (about 60 people at the time of writing), or as the full collection of member organizations (several hundreds) that pay money to be in the club. In both cases, none of them can create W3C Recommendations without an active working group doing all the work and letting all the member organizations give their vote on the outcome of the working group (a so called "Proposed Recommendation") in the end. The team and the member organizations can only publish either "Team Submissions", such as the N3 spec, or "Member Submissions", such as the SWRL spec, respectively, but neither have the state of official standards.
So, unless some current or future W3C working continues the work on the Time ontology, the current state of the document is not going to change. My personal estimation is that this is not going to happen, at least not in the following couple of years.
We are using owl-time.
The Timeline ontology
As you can read in
answered 21 Jun '11, 08:31