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Re: ISSUE-3: REPORTED: Lack of anonymous individuals

From: Carsten Lutz <clu@tcs.inf.tu-dresden.de>
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2007 14:09:20 +0100 (CET)
To: gstoil@image.ece.ntua.gr
Cc: Boris Motik <boris.motik@comlab.ox.ac.uk>, public-owl-wg@w3.org
Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0711081406590.20348@frege.inf.tu-dresden.de>

On Thu, 8 Nov 2007, gstoil@image.ece.ntua.gr wrote:
> Carsten Lutz <clu@tcs.inf.tu-dresden.de> said:
>> relation. Actually, we could think of adding the universal property
>> and interpreting the anonymous individuals as skolem constants, as you
>> propose. This means that, if really needed, true anonymous individuals
>> can still be recovered via the universal property. The restriction to
>> tree-shaped interconnections is then automatic. And we don't introduce
>> conjunctive queries to ontology entailment.
>> greetings,
>>  	Carsten
> But is there currently any reasoning support for the universal role in SROIQ?
> I believe there isn't any.

Yes, it is in SROIQ. But even if it wasn't: it's useful, it's easily added
to tableau algorithm, and it shouldn't be difficult to implement.


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