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RE: OWL "Sydney Syntax", structured english

From: Gerd Wagner <wagnerg@tu-cottbus.de>
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 20:59:46 +0100
To: "'Kaarel Kaljurand'" <kaljurand@gmail.com>, "'Dan Connolly'" <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: <public-owl-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003201c713f0$ebe6f8d0$19b2a8c0@informatik.tucottbus.de>

> >   Dan has acquaintance Pat.
> >
> > In N3, we allow the 'has' to be left out:
> >
> >   Dan acquaintance Pat.
> 
> How does this pattern work with negation (and other OWL features)?
> 
> Dan no acquaintance Pat?

There is no problem negating triples whose property
takes the role-noun form. Just prefix the triple with
not:
    
  not Dan acquaintance Pat

which can be verbalized as "Dan doesn't have Pat as acquaintance"
or "Pat is not acquaintance of Dan".

-Gerd

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