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Re: Datatype restricted- allValuesFrom

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 12:02:23 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <20040220.120223.53344577.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: drew.mcdermott@yale.edu
Cc: www-rdf-logic@w3.org

From: Drew McDermott <drew.mcdermott@yale.edu>
Subject: Re: Datatype restricted- allValuesFrom
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 11:50:03 -0500 (EST)

> > [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?
> 
> -- 
>                                              -- Drew McDermott
>                                                 Yale University CS Dept.

Yes, sure.  

peter
Received on Friday, 20 February 2004 12:02:32 GMT

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