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Re: Best Practice for Renaming OWL Vocabulary Elements

From: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 15:37:40 +0200
Cc: <antoine.zimmermann@insa-lyon.fr>, <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-Id: <D579592E-10A1-4F41-963C-8014408B4ECC@ebusiness-unibw.org>
To: Rinke Hoekstra <hoekstra@uva.nl>
Hi Rinke,

On Apr 21, 2011, at 3:15 PM, Rinke Hoekstra wrote:

> Martin, Antoine,
> 
> On 21 apr 2011, at 13:18, Antoine Zimmermann wrote:
>> You can also add:
>> 
>> foo:LongClassName a owl:DeprecatedClass .
>> foo:LongPropertyName1 a owl:DeprecatedProperty .
>> 
>> which are defined in OWL 1 and 2.
> 
> OWL 2 silently deprecated these, and introduces the owl:deprecated AnnotationProperty:
> 
> "An annotation with the owl:deprecated annotation property and the value equal to "true"^^xsd:boolean can be used to specify that an IRI is deprecated."
> 
Yes, that is why I suggest to use

foo:LongPropertyName1 a owl:ObjectProperty ;
	owl:deprecated true ;
	rdfs:domain foo:LongClassName ;
	rdfs:range foo:SomeOtherClass1 ;	
	rdfs:label "LongPropertyName1 - Deprecated, use foo:NewPropertyName2 instead" .
etc.

PLUS (!)

#OWL 1 DL compatibility of the OWL2 deprecated property
owl:deprecated a owl:AnnotationProperty.

so that, despite the fact that the owl:deprecated property is not defined in OWL1, the ontology would remain within OWL 1 DL. The only downside of this is that an OWL1 tool may not spot that the element is deprecated. But as long as you clearly mark this in the label and comment fields, that should not be a relevant issue.

Martin


> Best,
> Rinke
> 
> 
>> 
>> 
>>> Thanks in advance!
>>> 
>>> Best
>>> 
>>> Martin
>>> 
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>> 
>> 
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