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Re: Transitive properties

From: Pete Haglich <phaglic@isx.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 12:13:14 -0400
Message-ID: <i17me2.mffwx7@mail.isx.com>
To: Richard Newman <r.newman@reading.ac.uk>, "rdf-interest" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

Richard Newman <r.newman@reading.ac.uk> wrote:

> 
> All,
>    Two quick questions I hope someone can help with.
> 
>    I have a transitive symmetric property, biological relation (though  
> any other similar property will do):
> 
> :bioRel a owl:SymmetricProperty, owl:TransitiveProperty .
> 
 
May I point out that "biological relation" is not necessarily transitive? 
Consider the Ricardo family of "I Love Lucy" fame, with mother Lucy, father
Ricky, and child LittleRicky:

:bioRel Lucy LittleRicky
:bioRel LittleRicky Ricky

are both true.  However,
:bioRel Lucy Ricky is not true.
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