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Re: intransitive predicates

From: Jeen Broekstra <jeen.broekstra@aidministrator.nl>
Date: Fri, 04 Jul 2003 16:07:25 +0200
Message-ID: <3F058A1D.9000801@aidministrator.nl>
To: Giles Hogben <giles.hogben@jrc.it>
CC: "Www-Rdf-Logic@W3.Org" <www-rdf-logic@w3.org>

Giles Hogben wrote:

> How does RDF deal with intransitive predicates like:

I assume that with 'intransitive' you mean unary?

> "John Smith smokes"

It doesn't. The modeler will have to come up with a representation of
the above statement in binary predicates. A possibility would be
introducing the class of Smokers:

JohnSmith rdf:type Smoker.

Jeen
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