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RE: Mapping to RDF Graphs and reification

From: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2008 15:23:20 +0100
Message-ID: <0EF30CAA69519C4CB91D01481AEA06A0EA68AE@judith.fzi.de>
To: "Pierre-Antoine Champin" <swlists-040405@champin.net>
Cc: "Owl Dev" <public-owl-dev@w3.org>, "Bijan Parsia" <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Pierre-Antoine Champin wrote:

>Hi Bijan and Michael,
>The time of a lunch break, and I'm not sure again.
>(this is what is fun with paradoxes, even would-be paradoxes ;)
>Let us take my first example.
>>>  _:x rdf:type owl:NegativePropertyAssertion
>>>  _:x owl:sourceIndividual _:x
>>>  _:x owl:assertionProperty owl:sourceIndividual
>>>  _:x owl:targetIndividual _:x


>I guess you could simply say that no interpretation can possibly satisfy
>the semantic conditions of table 5.15, so there is no model, so the
>ontology is inconsistent. :-/
>However, what bothers me here, is that you can not cut the ontology into
>two consistent parts, whose respective consequences are contradictory.

You cannot do this with

  ex:x owl:differentFrom ex:x

either, right?

An ontology is inconsistent, if there is no interpretation that satisfies it. There is no requirement to have two consistent parts that contradict each other. 

(In the worst case, when OWL 2 Full would turn out to be internally inconsistent, then even the empty RDF graph would be an inconsistent ontology. But let's hope that this is not the case... this time.)


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