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help with dated entailments ... (for POWDER)

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 16:09:28 +0000
Message-ID: <47864338.8030907@hpl.hp.com>
To: "Web Ontology Language ((OWL)) Working Group WG" <public-owl-wg@w3.org>
CC: public-powderwg@w3.org

In my analysis of what is going in POWDER I have now written


I have a question.

POWDER includes two properties wdr:validFrom and wdr:validUntil.

Inbetween these dates then an example like:


should 'entail'



Outside these dates the 'entailment' is not known to hold.


Clearly a full formal treatment of time is well outside the scope of 
what will be included in the POWDER specification.

So how do I hack it?

Or perhaps more positively, how do I express pragmatically the 

I have to define a semantic extension to RDF, so I have quite a lot of 
wiggle room, but need to use it cautiously.

I'll try writing a straw man and adding it to the page.

Might take an hour or two.


Note for the DL people - I need to also articulate how my approach 
relates to OWL DL.

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