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Re: How can I express containment/composition?

From: Frans Knibbe | Geodan <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:01:43 +0100
Message-ID: <51261AB7.1010904@geodan.nl>
To: public-lod@w3.org
Thank you Martynas, that seems to be just what I was looking for!

Frans

On 21-2-2013 13:54, Martynas Jusevičius wrote:
> 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
>
> Martynas
> graphity.org
>
> 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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