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From: <benhood@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 15:51:43 +0100 (MET)
To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>, <jena-dev@yahoogroups.com>
Message-ID: <20447.1011365503@www28.gmx.net>
Hallo,

I was wondering if there was some generic way of expressing "belongsTo"
between concepts. I have been repeatedly joining two concepts together, that
don't have any rdfs:subClassOf or rdfs:subPropertyOf relation, say for example

members of a club/family/organisation
vocations as members of a union
planets belonging to a solar system
possesion of goods/items/qualities/skills/experience

These concepts appear to me to have no hierarchial relationship and just
defining the group as list of its members doesn't seem to do justice to my
conceptual understanding of the entity "group".

daml:oneOf seems to do the job in a number of situations, ie

>>> for oneOf(C, L) read everything in C is one of the things in L;

but I don't think it hits the nail of the head.

Does anybody else think one should generalize the concept of belonging to
something, or I am just missing the point?

Thanks

Ben 
Received on Friday, 18 January 2002 09:52:16 GMT

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