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Re: How can I express containment/composition?

From: Barry Norton <barry.norton@ontotext.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:07:33 +0000
Message-ID: <51261C15.80108@ontotext.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org

If you're strictly talking about geography there's also parentFeature in 
the Geonames ontology (but this is already populated with relationships 
like the ones you mentioned - worth checking if there's already coverage 
if you haven't).


On 21/02/13 12:47, Frans Knibbe | Geodan 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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