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NAF and owl:complementOf semantics?

From: Minsu Jang <minsu@etri.re.kr>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2003 22:13:01 +0900
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According to the S&AS, owl:complementOf(c) is interpreted
as O - EC(c), which is, as I understand, a set of individuals
which are not contained in the set of individuals of type c.

For me, this was easily taken as a semantic which can be
implemented simply by negation-as-failure. I could formulate
the semantic into a rule as follows:

   owl:complementOf(?c1,?c2) and owl:Thing(?x) and not ?c2(?x)

Is this a proper axiomatization of owl:complementOf?
I think it is, but I'm not sure... Any comment on this?


Minsu Jang
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Business Knowledge Research Team
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
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