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Re: rdfs:domain for OO class properties

From: Francesco CannistrÓ <fracan@inwind.it>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 10:53:37 +0200
Message-ID: <007901c34aae$957036b0$3a971d97@Matrix>
To: "Pedro Assis in Oporto" <passis@dee.isep.ipp.pt>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

Hi

> 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.

Another one (the rignt one I think) is to use OWL that is going to be born
just to let do things like this.

Regards
Received on Tuesday, 15 July 2003 04:54:05 GMT

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