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Re: IFP and datatype properties

From: Denny Vrandecic <dvr@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2007 16:22:04 +0100
Message-ID: <45F41E9C.4010906@aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de>
To: Ulrike Sattler <sattler@cs.man.ac.uk>
CC: Alex Tucker <alex@floop.org.uk>, public-owl-dev@w3.org

Sorry if the question seems stupid --

Ulrike Sattler wrote:
> let me explain this dependency a little: IFPs (whether they are present 
> explicitly or via the work-around described by Alan) should be harmless
> - in case where you have individual names (even many of them), say a1, 
> a2, ...., a1000000,... and all of the are related via the datatype 
> property "hasID" to  some integer, and you have declared hasID as 
> inverse functional: now, in case that there are 2 individuals, say a17 
> and a23, that have the same hasID-filler, then a17 and a23 will be 
> identified.

So if we require the concrete domain an inverse functional datatype 
property points to being always of infinite size there is no problem?

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