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Re: class-specific inverse

From: Thomas Schneider <schneidt@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 10:05:35 +0100
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On 2 Jun 2009, at 09:02, Rinke Hoekstra wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On 1 jun 2009, at 16:44, Lee Feigenbaum wrote:
>>> But, if you have
>>> Springer publishes  YourBook and YourBook is an instance of Book,  
>>> then this does *not* entail  Springer publishesBook  YourBook
>>
>> ...But this is the part I'm asking how to do :-)
>
> You can do this using complex role inclusion axioms (role chains)  
> and marker properties [1]:
>
> - add an object property 'isBook'
> - put a self restriction on isBook on Book: Book subClassOf isBook  
> some self
> - add a role chain definition to publishesBook: publishes o isBook - 
> > publishesBook
> - (publishesBook does not have to be a subproperty of publishes)

Ah, this looks good! :)

I'm just puzzled why you say that "publishesBook" doesn't have to be a  
subproperty of "publishes". If it isn't, then it could be the  
universal property. I doubt that this is desired here. So if I'm not  
overlooking anything, I would want to add this subproperty axiom.

Cheers

Thomas

>
>
> What happens is that any individual of type Book (e.g. YourBook)  
> will 'get' an isBook relation with itself. Given a publisher  
> individual (Springer) that has a publishes relation with YourBook,  
> these properties will form a chain publishes, isBook... which is a  
> sub property of publishesBook, and therefore the relation  
> publishesBook will relate Springer to YourBook.
>
> Obviously you can easily do the same for publishesNewspaper &c.
>
> Alternatively, you can do the same for just the inverse (without a  
> 'publishes' property): isBook o publishedBy -> bookPublishedBy
> Add publishesBook as inverse of bookPublishedBy to get the relation  
> you wanted.
>
> Oh, and [2]
>
> -Rinke
>
> [1] shameless self-advertisement: http://www.amazon.com/Ontology-Representation-Intelligence-Applications-Dissertations/dp/1607500132/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1243929407&sr=8-1
>
> [2] http://www.webont.org/owled/2009/
>
>>
>>
>> Alan gave me a pointer that I'll dig through a bit later.
>>
>> Lee
>>
>>> (the "range" only works in one direction, i.e., if  Springer  
>>> publishesBook  YourBook and the range of publishesBook is Book,  
>>> *then* YourBook is an instance of Book --- but not the other way  
>>> round)
>>> Did this answer your question? Cheers, Uli
>>>> thanks,
>>>> Lee
>>>>
>
>
>
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