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Re: question about owl:import

From: wwmm <wwmm@seu.edu.cn>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 10:50:54 +0800
Message-ID: <003c01c3e7a5$0c0489f0$7b0977ca@lotus>
To: "Titi Roman" <dumitru.roman@deri.ie>, <public-webont-comments@w3.org>

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From: "Titi Roman" <dumitru.roman@deri.ie>
To: <public-webont-comments@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2004 1:35 AM
Subject: question about owl:import

> Hi,
> I have some questions regarding "owl:import":
> If one ontology imports another ontology, how are conflicts handled, 
> e.g., name conflicts (name already used),
XML Namespace can differentiate them. e.g. myns:name, yourns:name
> semantic conflicts (a similar  concept that already exists is imported)? How are the imported concepts 
> and relationships related to the existing concepts and relationships? If 
> one ontology imports more than one ontology, how are conflicts handled 
> in this case?
if two concept is equal, e.g. myns:cost, yourns:price
you  can statement that {myns:cost owl:equivalentProperty yourns:price}
similarly, you could use owl:equivalentClass, owl:sameAs, rdfs:subClassOf, rdfs:subPropertyOf.
> If you consider that these things are only related to OWL tools, are 
> there any tools that solve the questions above?
> Thanks,
> Titi Roman
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