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Specifiying that an individual has a set of values

From: Matt Williams <matthew.williams@cancer.org.uk>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 16:12:08 +0100
Message-ID: <46CDA3C8.4010302@cancer.org.uk>
To: Owl Dev <public-owl-dev@w3.org>

Dear All,

I don't think this is possible, but thought I would ask.

I am trying to define an ontology which discusses both some cancers and 
changes in survival due to the cancers. I am interested in 
"prototypical" cancers rather than individual people's tumours.

I have a T-Box which defines certain classes of cancer, which is ok. 
Then I have some of these prototypical instances, which is also ok.

The problem comes when I try and discuss changes in survival. I have a 
class of "Increase in Breast Cancer Disease Free Survival" (and others 
of Decrease and No change). However, what I would like to to say is that 
an individual in this class refers to all of the prototypical instances 
of breast cancer.

At the moment, I have to do this manually; I would like to be able to 
state that an individual in "Increase in BrCa DFS" is linked by the 
"refersTo" property to every instance in the "Breast Cancer" class.

Has anyone else had an issue like this? Or does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks a lot,

Matt


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