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Re: How can I express containment/composition?

From: Matteo Casu <mattecasu@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:10:03 +0100
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
Message-Id: <99D8E397-ADD2-4442-8839-4C6EB4255962@gmail.com>
To: Frans Knibbe | Geodan <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl>
You could also check the GeoNames ontology, which considers administrative subdivisions: http://www.geonames.org/ontology/documentation.html
E.G.: in the USA, level 1 administrative subdivisions are States. In Italy, they are Regions. 

It is a minor change of perspective with respect to yours. 


Il giorno 21/feb/2013, alle ore 14:01, Frans Knibbe | Geodan <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl> ha scritto:

> 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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