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Re: owl:subClassOf ? [was: Re: working on it]

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: 26 Jun 2003 19:44:42 +0100
To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Cc: pat hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>, rdf core <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1056653082.2288.9.camel@localhost.localdomain>

On Thu, 2003-06-26 at 18:52, Brian McBride wrote:


> You are saying owl:subClassOf can have a member <c1, c2> that is not a
> member of rdfs:subClassOf?

Stupid me.  Of course it can!

Hmm, so that means that an rdfs reasoner, seeing owl:subClassOf could
not conclude rdfs:subClassOf.

One of the things I've tended to say in public about rdfs is that it is
intended to enable other languages to built on top of it, and that if
there are more than one such language, they should at least share the
rdfs concepts.

I guess I'd have to stop saying that, a least for subClass, subproperty,
domain? and range, which doesn't leave much.

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