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Re: About Manchester OWL validator

From: Thomas Schneider <schneidt@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 19:46:34 +0100
Cc: 'W3C OWL Working Group' <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <91868160-7DAD-4317-A572-1CF995EB9BE7@cs.man.ac.uk>
To: Antoine Zimmermann <antoine.zimmermann@deri.org>
Hi Antoine,

I'll forward your remarks to Matthew Horridge, who has written the  
validator, but who is currently on holidays.

Cheers

Thomas

On 31 Aug 2009, at 17:58, Antoine Zimmermann wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> I've tried to validate an ontology with [1] and found some  
> intriguing results (wrt the OWL 2 *DL* validator):
>
> 1) apparently, [1] does not tolerate the use of DeprecatedProperty  
> in any form (but DeprecatedClass is OK).
>
> Example:
> ============================================
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
>
> <rdf:RDF
>  xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
>  xmlns:rdfs="http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#"
>  xmlns:owl="http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl#"
> >
>
> <owl:Ontology rdf:about="" />
>
> <!-- Deprecated -->
> <owl:DeprecatedClass rdf:about="http://example.com#className">
>  <rdf:type rdf:resource="http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl#Class"/>
> </owl:DeprecatedClass>
>
> <owl:DatatypeProperty rdf:about="http://example.com#datatypeProperty">
>  <rdf:type rdf:resource="http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl#DeprecatedProperty 
> "/>
> </owl:DatatypeProperty>
>
> <owl:DeprecatedProperty rdf:about="http://example.com#objectProperty">
>  <rdf:type rdf:resource="http://www.w3.org/2002/07/ 
> owl#ObjectProperty"/>
> </owl:DeprecatedProperty>
>
> </rdf:RDF>
> ============================================
>
> 2) I'm not completely sure if it is a bug, but I thought that the  
> set of ontologies was disjoint from the set of individuals. I  
> thought that only AnnotationProperties could be applied to  
> ontologies. Yet, according to [1], this is not true. Therefore, it  
> is possible to say that an ontology has friends ;-)
>
> ============================================
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
>
> <rdf:RDF
>  xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
>  xmlns:rdfs="http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#"
>  xmlns:owl="http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl#"
>  xmlns:foaf="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/"
> >
>
> <owl:Ontology rdf:about="">
>  <rdf:type rdf:resource="http://www.w3.org/2002/07/owl#Thing" />
>  <foaf:knows rdf:resource="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/" />
> </owl:Ontology>
>
> <owl:ObjectProperty rdf:resource="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/knows" />
>
> </rdf:RDF>
> ============================================
>
> [1] http://owl.cs.manchester.ac.uk/validator/
>
>
> Regards,
> -- 
> Antoine Zimmermann
> Post-doctoral researcher at:
> Digital Enterprise Research Institute
> National University of Ireland, Galway
> IDA Business Park
> Lower Dangan
> Galway, Ireland
> antoine.zimmermann@deri.org
> http://vmgal34.deri.ie/~antzim/
>

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