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Re: How can I express containment/composition?

From: (wrong string) čius <martynas@graphity.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:54:47 +0200
Message-ID: <CAE35Vmwtjyg1WBvkmcEmvDOJGr4whOA8_mO6gj5U-PscCZXSKQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Frans Knibbe | Geodan" <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl>
Cc: "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
Hey Frans,

Dublin Core Terms has some general properties for this:
dct:hasPart http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/#terms-hasPart
dct:isPartOf http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/#terms-isPartOf


On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 2:47 PM, Frans Knibbe | Geodan
<frans.knibbe@geodan.nl> wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to express a composition relationship. Something like:
> A Country consist of Provinces
> A Province consists of Municipalities
> I thought this should be straightforward because this is a common and
> logical kind of relationship, but I could not find a vocabulary which allows
> be to make this kind of statement. Perhaps I am bad at searching, or maybe I
> did not use the right words.
> I did find this document:
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/BestPractices/OEP/SimplePartWhole/ ("Simple
> part-whole relations in OWL Ontologies"). It explains that OWL has no direct
> support for this kind of relationship and it goes on to give examples on how
> one can create ontologies that do support the relationship in one way or the
> other.
> Is there a ready to use ontology/vocabulary out there that can help me
> express containment/composition?
> Thanks in advance,
> Frans
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