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Re: A note on "non" and "non-"

From: Bijan Parsia <bparsia@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 12:40:19 +0100
Message-Id: <45229312-86CE-446A-BF95-96F4A5CF39E5@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: 'W3C OWL Working Group' <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
To: Antoine Zimmermann <antoine.zimmermann@deri.org>
On 22 Apr 2009, at 12:24, Antoine Zimmermann wrote:

> The use of prefix "non" or "non-" is very inconsistent in almost  
> all documents. Both forms are often used within the same document  
> for the same word (e.g., "nonnegative" and "non-negative").
>
> I can see 4 options:
> 1) use the same form for all terms (i.e., always use "non-" or  
> always use "non");

This isn't possible unless you adopt the hyphen only (and there I'd  
be suspicious)
for example:

[snip]

> Sect.7.3, End of the Proof of the Balancing Lemma:
>  "every non-built-in IRI"

nonbuilt-in would be *wrong*. (Since the rules for hypenated phrases  
take over.)

Otherwise, I don't care.

Cheers,
Bijan.
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