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Re: Datatype restricted- allValuesFrom

From: Drew McDermott <drew.mcdermott@yale.edu>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 11:50:03 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200402201650.i1KGo3p13335@pantheon-po01.its.yale.edu>
To: www-rdf-logic@w3.org


> [Pater Patel-Schneider]
> What you appear to be needing is some way to talk about strings as
> individuals, which is not allowed in OWL DL.  

Suppose you introduced a class Literal (assuming that's not a reserved
word) with a datatype property litdefn (cardinality 1) used thus:

  <Literal>
     <litdefn rdf:type="&xsd;integer">42</litdefn>
  </Literal>

Of course, OWL and RDF wouldn't assign any special meaning to these
constructs, but couldn't they be used to introduce individuals as
stand-ins for literals in many cases?

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                                             -- Drew McDermott
                                                Yale University CS Dept.
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