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Re: [OEP] Draft of a note on n-ary relations

From: Fabien Gandon <Fabien.Gandon@sophia.inria.fr>
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2004 19:17:30 +0200
Message-ID: <40C4A32A.509@sophia.inria.fr>
To: public-swbp-wg@w3.org


I would like to extend my previous message [1] on n-ary relations, with 
another remark/option.

Instead of using sub-properties to reify the roles of the n-ary property 
one could also use them to bear an additional qualification.
For instance, to say that a person (John) has a temperature on 38 degree 
Celsius and increasing, one could also use the following representation:

   rdf:type             rdf:Property

   rdfs:subPropertyOf   ex:hasATemperatureOf

   rdfs:subPropertyOf   ex:hasATemperatureOf

   rdfs:subPropertyOf   ex:hasATemperatureOf

  ex:hasAnIncreasingTemperatureOf  "38D.C."


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swbp-wg/2004May/0128.html
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