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Re: ISSUE-134: Last Call Comment: owl:inverseOf

From: Alistair Miles <alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 16:17:02 +0100
To: public-swd-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20081022151701.GB9276@skiathos>

Here is a draft response to Michael on issue 134, comments welcome.

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Dear Michael, 

Thank you for your detailed and helpful comments. In response to your
comment below:

On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 11:34:25AM +0000, SWD Issue Tracker wrote:
> ISSUE-134: Last Call Comment: owl:inverseOf
> http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/issues/134
> Raised by: Alistair Miles
> On product: SKOS
> Raised by Michael Schneider in [1]:
> """
> Don't say "is /the/ owl:inverseOf ...". In OWL Full, a property p may have two
> inverses q1 and q2 with q1 owl:differentFrom q2. For q1 and q2, in order to be
> both inverse of p, it suffices that q1 owl:equivalentProperty q2 holds, i.e.
> that q1 and q2 only have the same property extension, they don't have to be the
> same resource. Better say "is owl:inverseOf". Same for S25, S26, S43. Please
> check yourself whether I have missed some occurrence.
> """

We agree, and propose amend the SKOS Reference accordingly.

Kind regards,


> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-swd-wg/2008Sep/0044.html

Alistair Miles
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