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Re: defining attributes of xsd:string?

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 13:09:45 +0200
Message-ID: <44E059F9.9050807@w3.org>
To: "PL. Miraglia (home)" <pierlu.m@gmail.com>
Cc: public-owl-dev@w3.org, www-rdf-logic@w3.org

PL. Miraglia (home) wrote:
> Not entirely sure this is the best list for this question, but...:
> Suppose I want to define additional attributes of string -- 'additional'
> i.e. with respect to such things as xml:lang.  For instance, I may want
> an attribute that applies only to strings that are acronyms (in a given
> language), or only to strings that are used as person's given names and
> such.  Can I define these in my owl ontology? 

Unfortunately, no. OWL cannot be used to refine the datatypes (which I
believe is something you try to do here).

>                                                Or do I define them in a
> xml schema and then somehow make them available in the ontology (and how
> would this go, exactly)?

If you can define what you want using XML Schemas, then this is probably
your safest bet. There is a document that might help you in binding this
'back' to RDF[1].


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/swbp-xsch-datatypes/

> Grateful for suggestions.  Thank you,
> -- 
> # Pierluigi Miraglia pierlu.m
> # Austin, Tex.


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