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Re: Reflexivity and antisymmetry uses cases?

From: PL. Miraglia (home) <pierlu.m@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 07:47:12 -0800
Message-ID: <e3b65f1f0701090747u64e6043y2c49048409a0ee39@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-owl-dev@w3.org
Not sure whether this would address your immediate need, but ResearchCyc
contains an extensive classification of temporal properties, inspired by
James Allen's work on actions and events, many of which exemplify these
metaproperties.  (It also contains several variants of RCC8, but for that
the best documentation is probably this:

www.uni-leipzig.de/~pgrenon/Downloads/Grenon-IJCAI03.pdf )

I think you can get a copy of ResearchCyc rather easily from Cycorp itself (
http://research.cyc.com/). Regards,

On 1/9/07, John Goodwin <John.Goodwin@ordnancesurvey.co.uk> wrote:
>
>
> > we are looking into the user interface requirements that will
> > be needed to support OWL 1.1. Toward this end, we are
> > interested in understanding the use cases in support of the
> > various new features of OWL 1.1.  I can easily make sense of
> > user-defined datatypes and QCRs, but I don't think I had seen
> > a lot of examples for some of the other proposed features so
> > far (except for toy ontologies):
> >
> >   - owl:SelfRestriction
> >   - owl:IrreflexiveProperty
> >   - owl:AntiSymmetricProperty
> >
> > If you know of a published list of use cases (either formal
> > or informal), or if you have your own use case for any of
> > these features, I would be interested in seeing them.
>
> Holger,
>
> It is argued that reflexivity is required when modelling mereology. See
>
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/BestPractices/OEP/SimplePartWhole/index.html
>
>
> I think these properties of OWL 1.1 could certainly have applications in
> the geospatial domain. For example we might want to say that all rivers
> flow into rivers, seas or lakes but they cannot flow into themselves. I
> guess we could do this as follows:
>
> River -> flowsInto some (River or Sea or Lake) and not flowsInto Self
>
> Many topological relationships (for example those of RCC8) would be
> irreflexive and antisymmetric.
>
> These properties might also be useful in modelling topology with some
> notion of orientation. Properties such as "northOf", "eastOf", "leftOf",
> "above" etc. would be antisymmetric and antisymmetric.
>
> As we experiment more with OWL1.1 I can probably come up with more
> examples.
>
> John
>
>
>
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# Pierluigi Miraglia pierlu.m
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