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Representing domain and/or range in OWL

From: Monika Solanki <monika@dmu.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 19:30:01 +0100
Message-ID: <3EEE0CA9.9000309@dmu.ac.uk>
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org

I can represent the domain and/or range values of a Property P as follows:

<owl:ObjectProperty rdf:ID="P">
                <owl:unionOf rdf:parseType="Collection">
                    <owl:Class rdf:about="#A"/>
                    <owl:Class rdf:about="#B"/>
                    <owl:Class rdf:about="#C"/>
</owl: ObjectProperty>

Where Classes A , B and C have been defined elsewhere in the file. I 
create an instance of A, B or C and apply the property P to the instance.

< A rdf : ID ="abc">

After this when I validate the Ontology, I get the following warning for 
property P:

 Use of this property implies that subject is of type 
anon:ee4648:f5d1c5f1e1:-7fb0.  (Subject is declared type 

I am not sure if  anon:ee4648:f5d1c5f1e1:-7fb0 has been generated when 
the about attribute for the class was parsed. Is this suppose to be 
treated as a serious error and is this representation of domain wrong? I 
am confused .

Any help well apppreciated.



p.s: I am using the bbn owl validator.
Monika Solanki
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