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RE: Mustangs vs myMustang

From: <jos.deroo@agfa.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 02:36:03 +0200
To: hans.teijgeler@quicknet.nl
Cc: "'Paap, Onno'" <onno.paap@ezzysurf.com>, semantic-web@w3c.org
Message-ID: <OF3CC996C1.2903A422-ONC125709E.0000D18B-C125709E.00034C37@agfa.com>

There is nothing alarming about making a distinction between the thing and
its extension and allowing things to belong to (even their own) extension.
I really like that very much; still for your case my take would be

:isManufacturerOf rdfs:domain :Manufacturer; rdfs:range 


:Mustangs rdfs:subClassOf :ManufacturedGoods.
:myMustang rdf:type :Mustangs.
:FordCompany :isManufacturerOf :myMustang.

and have Geoff's

:FordCompany rdf:type [a owl:Restriction;
                 owl:onProperty :isManufacturerOf;
                 owl:someValuesFrom :Mustangs].

Jos De Roo, AGFA http://www.agfa.com/w3c/jdroo/

"Hans Teijgeler" <hans.teijgeler@quicknet.nl>
17/10/2005 07:59

        To:     Jos De_Roo/AMDUS/MOR/Agfa-NV/BE/BAYER@AGFA
        cc:     "'Paap, Onno'" <onno.paap@ezzysurf.com>, <semantic-web@w3c.org>, 
        Subject:        RE: Mustangs vs myMustang

Hi Jos,


Your last sentence: " That is indeed *possible* in RDF and OWL Full"  is
rather alarming to me as being seen by you as substandard. 

If this were to comply with the constraints of OWL DL, how should I model
it? (your assumption about the base URI was correct).


-----Original Message-----
From: jos.deroo@agfa.com [mailto:jos.deroo@agfa.com] 
Sent: Sunday, October 16, 2005 2:32 PM
To: hans.teijgeler@quicknet.nl
Cc: 'Hans Teijgeler'; 'Sullivan, Jan'; 'West, Matthew R SIPC-OFD/321'; 
Onno; semantic-web@w3c.org; semantic-web-request@w3.org
Subject: RE: Mustangs vs myMustang

> From the beginning I have struggled with chapter 3.1.3 of the OWL Guide. 

So let me ask this question: If I have:
>    <owl:Thing rdf:ID="Mustang"/> 
>    <owl:Thing rdf:about="#Mustang">
>        <rdf:type rdf:resource="http://www.example.org/library#Mustang"/> 
>    </owl:Thing>
> then does this mean that I have here the class extension?

What is the base URI for that rdf:ID="Mustang"?
If it is http://www.example.org/library#

<rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"

    <owl:Thing rdf:ID="Mustang"/> 
    <owl:Thing rdf:about="#Mustang">
        <rdf:type rdf:resource="http://www.example.org/library#Mustang"/> 


is saying that

:Mustang rdf:type :Mustang.

or saying that :Mustang is in it's own extension
(and :myMustang is also in that extension)
That is indeed *possible* in RDF and OWL Full

Jos De Roo, AGFA http://www.agfa.com/w3c/jdroo/
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