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Re: reusing URIs vs. mapping with owl:equivalentClass

From: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 13:08:31 -0400
Message-Id: <A4A0B795-3ED4-4915-95B3-B22510AD4AAD@gmail.com>
Cc: public-owl-dev@w3.org
To: "Kim, Soonho (KCEW)" <Soonho.Kim@fao.org>
Why not owl:import the first, which would bring in the classes you  
need, and then start with that as the base?

On Apr 20, 2007, at 7:37 AM, Kim, Soonho (KCEW) wrote:

> Dear all,
> I have two related ontologies. One contains concepts represented in  
> multiple languages and with some relationships. The other covers  
> only a little part of this ontology, do not have all languages, but  
> extend it with many other related concepts. There are concepts that  
> are the same in the two ontologies.
> Would it be better to reuse the URI of concepts in both ontologies  
> or should I assign new URIs to the second (more detailed) ontology  
> and use the equivalentClass construct?  What it be better?  For  
> reasoning purposes what it is better? How does the current reasoner  
> such as Pellet or Racer process owl:equivantClass?
> Concerning maintenance, the first big ontology may be maintained,  
> the second one may be not.
> Thank you
> Best Regards,
> Soonho Kim
> Knowledge and Information Consultant
> WAICENT Knowledge Exchange Facilitation Branch (KCEW)
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