W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-rdf-logic@w3.org > March 2004

RE: instances vs. individuals

From: Minsu Jang <minsu@etri.re.kr>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 09:41:22 +0900
To: <www-rdf-logic@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20040310004158.6BC6AA05BF@frink.w3.org>

["Li Qin" wrote,]
> Can anyone explain the relationship between instances of a 
> class and individuals of the class? Thanks.

In the section 3.1 of OWL Overview, it is stated that:
"Individuals are instances of classes".

As OWL contains a term <owl:Individual> to refer to instances
of classes, it would be preferable to use the term 'Individual'.
But I believe that 'Instance' and 'Individual' can be used interchangeably.

Received on Tuesday, 9 March 2004 19:41:58 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Wednesday, 2 March 2016 11:10:42 UTC