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Re: classes as instances

From: Jonathan Borden <jonathan@openhealth.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 09:38:03 -0500
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To: "Guus Schreiber" <schreiber@swi.psy.uva.nl>, <www-webont-wg@w3.org>
Cc: "Frank van Harmelen" <Frank.van.Harmelen@cs.vu.nl>
Guus,

This device might be useful if developing an extension language, e.g. a
subclassof Class that has an associated set of new properties.

a) it would refer to the same "x"
b) i don't know what it would mean -- perhaps an ontology for the extension
language would tell us?

Jonathan


> 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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