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Re: annotation properties

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 12:18:55 +0100
Message-Id: <60D09CFD-25E6-41FA-BEB8-F7CC9308EC34@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: Owl Dev <public-owl-dev@w3.org>, Boris Motik <bmotik@cs.man.ac.uk>, Bernardo Cuenca Grau <bcg@cs.man.ac.uk>
To: Matthew Horridge <matthew.horridge@cs.man.ac.uk>, michel_dumontier@carleton.ca

On 12 Jul 2007, at 11:22, Matthew Horridge wrote:

> Here's what I think the problem is....
>
> Suppose we have (in an OWL 1.0 ontology)
>
> <owl:AnnotationProperty  rdf:about="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/ 
> contributor">
>     <rdfs:label xml:lang="en-US">Contributor</rdfs:label>
>     <rdfs:comment xml:lang="en-US">An entity responsible for making  
> contributions to the
>          content of the resource.</rdfs:comment>
>     <dc:description xml:lang="en-US">Examples of a Contributor  
> include a person, an
>          organisation, or a service.  Typically, the name of a
>          Contributor should be used to indicate the entity.</ 
> dc:description>
>     <rdfs:isDefinedBy rdf:resource="http://purl.org/dc/elements/ 
> 1.1/"/>
> </owl:AnnotationProperty>
>
> This is an annotation property, which has annotations on it.  How  
> do we transform this to OWL 1.1?  I couldn't see a way to do this  
> last time I looked at the spec.  I believe that we need something like
>
> 'AnnotationPropertyAnnotation(' OWLAnnotationProperty(<URI>)   
> {Annotation} ')'
>
> i.e. something like entity annotation axioms but for annotation URIs.

Or we could make annotationURIs a kind of entity.  Or just extend the  
annotation axioms. I'd rather just have:

'Annotation('OWLAnnotationProperty(<URI>)  {Annotation} ')'

There doesn't seem to be a need for a completely distinct form of  
annotation here.

Either way, it does seem to be a bug, assuming we're right that  
there's no way to express it currently (the Annotation form certainly  
doesn't seem to allow that), as:
	http://www.w3.org/TR/owl-semantics/syntax.html#2.3.1.3

clearly allows annotations on AnnotationProperty entities in OWL DL.

Cheers,
Bijan.
Received on Thursday, 12 July 2007 11:17:59 UTC

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