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Proposal to close ISSUE-71 [create datarange of literals matching given language range]

From: Boris Motik <boris.motik@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2008 16:34:38 +0100
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ISSUE-71 asks to create a data range of literals matching a given language range. Since we are now officially using rdf:text, we
could solve the problem by introducing a new facet called "langPattern". Thus, a restriction of rdf:text with the facet
"langPattern" and value "val" would match to the set of all pairs of the form < "text" , "lang" > where "lang" matches the regular
expression specified by "val".

In this way, one might say, for example, "the range of property P must be an English or a Spanish language string" as follows:

PropertyRange ( P DatatypeRestriction( rdf:text langPattern "en|es" ) )

This is roughly how RIF will handle similar issues. In RIF, however, there are no facets yet (if I understood things correctly, they
are using built-in functions). It is therefore currently unclear whether the definition of facets is actually going to be included
into the rdf:text specification (http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/InternationalizedStringSpec). To make progress, I suggest we add
this facet to OWL 2 and close ISSUE-71. Depending on the outcome of the discussion with RIF, we may then transfer all facets of
rdf:text to the rdf:text specification; however, this should be an independent issue.

Please let me know how you feel about this.


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