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rdfs:domain for OO class properties

From: Pedro Assis in Oporto <passis@dee.isep.ipp.pt>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 20:49:41 +0100 (WEST)
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0307142029160.4601-100000@douro.dee.isep.ipp.pt>


Assuming that the following interpretation of the property domain is
correct, what should be the right procedure (formally!?) to describe in
RDF a property which can be applied to several distinct classes?

The context is: The RDF properties domain (rdfs:domain) are globally
defined and the conjunction of domains, i.e. more than one statement for a
property domain, leads to the class domain that is of both, (in the
case of 2 domain statements) types.

Well, one solution is to create different properties, i.e. with different
names, to describe the same behavior (hum, don't like that). Another one
is to declare the domain as a collection of alternate classes, i.e. all
the members of such collection (not sure about this one). But, necessarily
this issue has arise many times before, so it must have a proper solution.



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