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Re: LANG: classes as instances

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 08:26:05 -0500
To: schreiber@swi.psy.uva.nl
Cc: www-webont-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <20020321082605P.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Having a class and a property and an individual with the same name is
currently legal.

I will leave the issue of whether they are ``the same'' up to
philosophers.  :-)  

peter


From: Guus Schreiber <schreiber@swi.psy.uva.nl>
Subject: LANG: classes as instances
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 14:11:10 +0100

> Would it be legal to have (in the same ontology) a statement 
> 
>   Individual( x, ...)
> 
> as well as a statement
> 
>   Class( x, ...)
> 
> If it is legal, what would it mean, e.g. can/should it refer to the same
> 'x'?
> (I guess this falls under the SEM area) 
> 
> Guus
> 
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