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comment: role nouns and Time Ontology

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 20:55:40 -0500
To: public-swbp-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1151632540.1191.74.camel@dirk.w3.org>

I see...

| We will replace "begins" and "ends" with "hasBeginning" and "hasEnd"
| in the OWL version of the ontology, to conform to OWL convention.
 -- http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swbp-wg/2006May/0102.html

I don't like the hasPropertyOf stuff. Is that really a documented
convention? I much prefer role nouns.

I prefer:

:beginning
       a       owl:ObjectProperty ;
       rdfs:domain :TemporalEntity ;
       rdfs:range :Instant .

The two patterns are discussed in the ESW wiki...

  http://esw.w3.org/topic/RoleNoun
  http://esw.w3.org/topic/HasPropertyOf

See also...

Backward and Forward links in RDF just as important by timbl on Wed, 2006-01-25
http://dig.csail.mit.edu/breadcrumbs/node/72

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