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Re: [ANN] Working drafts by SW Best Practices group -- request for comments

From: Eric Jain <Eric.Jain@isb-sib.ch>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 10:28:07 +0200
Message-ID: <41231317.9000908@isb-sib.ch>
To: Natasha Noy <noy@SMI.Stanford.EDU>
CC: public-swbp-wg@w3.org

> The explanation that I often found useful is to think of classes as sets 
> of their instances (so, the class of Lions is a set of all lions). Then 
> subclass-of is a subset relationship  (the set of African lions is a 
> subset of a set of all lions). instance-of is set membership: Simba is a 
> member of the set of African lions (and lions, of course).

Thanks! Extending "is a" to "is a subset" (rdfs:subClassOf) or "is a 
member" (rdf:type) makes the distinction perfectly clear.
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