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RDFS compatibility information in OWL-DL documents

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 06:49:40 -0400
Message-Id: <A7251B51-7E81-49C1-AE53-1CF8FB703CA5@gmail.com>
To: public-owl-dev@w3.org

It is often the case that someone using OWL wishes to target some  
information for specifically for tools which understand RDF/RDFS in  
some way. A good example would be wanting to indicate to particular  
property should be considered a user interface label for a rdf  
"follow your nose" type of browser such as the tabulator (http:// 
www.w3.org/2005/ajar/tab).

In this case, the way to communicate this information to the  
tabulator is to make the property in question a subproperty of  
rdfs:label. However, doing such a thing brings an ontology in to OWL- 
Full.

Another example would be including the rdfs version of the OWL  
definitions (owl:AnnotationProperty  rdfs:subPropertyOf rdf:Property)  
for those tools where it might be useful.

I am wondering whether we can add some standard way of indicating  
such information in an OWL-DL document, either syntactically, or via  
an appropriately named annotation property that we can advertise as  
being for this use.

-Alan
Received on Sunday, 15 April 2007 10:49:45 GMT

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