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A suggestion to the n-ary relation draft

From: Jeff Z. Pan <pan@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 15:25:23 +0000
To: Natasha Noy <noy@SMI.Stanford.EDU>
Cc: swbp <public-swbp-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20050208152523.GC17352@rpc142.cs.man.ac.uk>

Hi Natasha,

In case no one mentioned that before - there is a DL called DLR that supports
 n-ary relations. Knowledge satisfiability in DLR can be reduced into that of
 ALCIQ (a sub-language of SHIQ). Details about reasoning on UML class diagrams using DLR can be found
 in [1]. More details of DLR can be found in chapters of DL Handbook [2,3] 
and earlier papers (e.g. [4]).

It could be a good idea to have DLR mentioned in the draft. 

Greetings,
Jeff


[1] http://www.dl.kr.org/adl2001/ki01dlws-papers/Berardi-et-al-01.ps.gz

[2] @InCollection{CaDe03,
   author =       "Diego Calvanese and De Giacomo, Giuseppe",
   title =        "Expressive Description Logics",
   editor =       "Franz Baader and Diego Calvanese and Deborah 
McGuinness and
                   Daniele Nardi and Peter F. Patel-Schneider",
   booktitle =    "The Description Logic Handbook: {T}heory, 
Implementation and
                   Applications",
   publisher =    CUP,
   year =         2003,
   chapter =      5,
   pages =        "178--218",
}

[3] @InCollection{BoLR03,
   author =       "Alexander Borgida and Maurizio Lenzerini and Riccardo 
Rosati",
   title =        "Description Logics for Data Bases",
   editor =       "Franz Baader and Diego Calvanese and Deborah 
McGuinness and
                   Daniele Nardi and Peter F. Patel-Schneider",
   booktitle =    "The Description Logic Handbook: {T}heory, 
Implementation and
                   Applications",
   publisher =    CUP,
   year =         2003,
   chapter =      16,
   pages =        "462--484",
}

[4] @InProceedings{CaDL98,
   author =       "Diego Calvanese and De Giacomo, Giuseppe and
                   Maurizio Lenzerini",
   title =        "On the Decidability of Query Containment under 
Constraints",
   booktitle =    PODS-98,
   year =         1998,
   pages =        "149--158",
}


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Dr. Jeff Z. Pan  ( http://DL-Web.man.ac.uk/ )
School of Computer Science, The University of Manchester
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