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RE: Difference DataProperty / DatatypeProperty

From: Boris Motik <bmotik@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 08:47:33 +0100
To: <lautenbacher_flo@gmx.net>, <public-owl-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000901c78320$2829d210$27c35882@wolf>

Hello,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-owl-dev-request@w3.org [mailto:public-owl-dev-request@w3.org]
> On Behalf Of lautenbacher_flo@gmx.net
> Sent: 20 April 2007 08:10
> To: public-owl-dev@w3.org
> Subject: Difference DataProperty / DatatypeProperty
> 
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> in the new OWL 1.1 submission I can't find the DatatypeProperty anymore.
> Instead there are concepts called DataProperty, DataPropertyAssertion,
> etc. So, was the DatatypeProperty in OWL 1.0 replaced by this new
> expression?
> 

Yes. The name Data* was shorter, and we wanted to be consistent. (The old
spec mixed Datatype* and Data* naming conventions.)

> But, on the other side, the family.owl11 example provided by Evren Sirin
> still includes the DatatypeProperty.
> 

In RDF, for backwards compatibility we still use the owl:DatatypeProperty
resource. However, this is being parsed into a DataProperty. 

> So now I'm confused what to choose in future implementations.
> 
> Any suggestion would be very appreciated.
> 
> Thanks in advance and best regards,
> 
> Florian
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Sincerely yours,

	Boris
Received on Friday, 20 April 2007 07:48:15 GMT

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