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Re: draft response for 47 / MK1 (discussed in F2F5)

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 09:24:30 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <20090225.092430.150692704.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: ivan@w3.org
Cc: public-owl-wg@w3.org
Good example, I'll add it.


From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Subject: Re: draft response for 47 / MK1 (discussed in F2F5)
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 14:39:30 +0100

> Maybe worth adding a small example on the usability of non-functional
> keys? My example: I have two passport numbers: one Hungarian and one
> French. Ie, the passport number property should not be functional for
> me, but if I create a key which combines that with my nationality, then
> it works as a (pair) of keys...
> Cheers
> Ivan
> Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
>> [Draft Response for LC Comment 47] MK1
>> Dear Marijke,
>> Thank you for your message
>>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-owl-comments/2009Jan/0062.html
>> on the OWL 2 Web Ontology Language last call drafts.  This response
>> addresses the second and third parts of your message. The OWL working
>> group realizes that keys are often functional (and thus
>> 1:1).  OWL in general does not have a requirement that properties are
>> functional.  Non-functional keys may be useful in some applications, so
>> the OWL working group has worries that requiring keys to always be
>> functional would interfere with some potential uses of OWL.
>> In any case, as you say, properties can be made functional in OWL,
>> either locally or globally, and this provides for functional keys.
>> Therefore, the OWL working group does not intend to change OWL 2 or to
>> make any changes in the OWL 2 document in response to your comment.
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>> comment. Regards,
>> Peter F. Patel-Schneider
>> on behalf of the W3C OWL Working Group 
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