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OWL Classes

From: Richard H. McCullough <rhm@cdepot.net>
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 03:41:48 -0800
Message-ID: <001601c28978$17953350$bd7ba8c0@rhm8200>
To: "RDF-Interest" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
I have written a tutorial document on OWL "Class" and "Subclass":
<http://www.volcano.net/~rhm/doc/ClassAndSubclass.txt>

Here are some hints to help you decide whether
or not you should read it.

Contents
========
Abstract
Class: meaning vs. programming
Subclass: exclusive vs. inclusive
Example: OWL Classes
Remarks
References

Abstract
========
The purpose of this document is to clarify the meaning
of "Class" and "Subclass".  These concepts are
introduced with a simple example, and then applied
to OWL Classes.

Remarks
=======
The OWL Class is primarily a data structure;
it is an essential element in the programming
hierarchy.

In the context of the meaning hierarchy,
the OWL Class [1] simply denotes an entity.
The KR version of OWL [2] omits statements
such as:

Property isa* Class
Thing isa* Class

because they are contradictions.

A more comprehensive meaning hierarchy,
tabula rasa, is given in [3],[4].
The KR language and its implementation
are described in [5],[6].
============ 
Dick McCullough 
knowledge := man do identify od existent done
knowledge haspart list of proposition
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