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From: Smith, Michael K <michael.smith@eds.com>
Date: Mon, 5 May 2003 15:59:27 -0500
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Proposed response to Atoine Isaac.

- MIke

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Antoine,

See my suggested rewording at the end of the extract.

> > > > > -> section 3.4.2
> > > > > 
> > > > > [
> > > > > owl:maxCardinality can be used to specify an upper bound. 
> > > > > owl:minCardinality can be used to specify a
> > lower bound. In
> > > > > combination, the two can be used to specify a range. ]
> > > > > 
> > > > > Perhaps a typo : "cardinality" (or "owl:cardinality") instead of 
> > > > > "range" ?
> > > > 
> > > > I'm using range in the [n...m] sense.  Will change to "numeric
> > > > range".
> > > 
> > > For my humble brains it stills sound confusing. A numerical
> > function
> > > may have something called a "numeric range", but in my opinion it
> > > would still be the "owl:range" meaning (even though restrected to a 
> > > set of numbers). How about using "cardinality range" ?
> > 
> > The trouble with 'cardinality range' is that it is a new
> > concept, within 
> > OWL, that we would need to define somewhere.  I was trying to 
> > reference 
> > well-understood concepts from outside OWL.  I would propose 
> > replacing 'range' with 'numeric interval' (thanks to Jeremy 
> > Carol for this suggestion).
> 
> A numeric interval is indeed what is to be used to described an
> [n...m] interval, but then it does not make sense any more in the
> sentence
> 
>  [owl:maxCardinality can be used to specify an upper
> 	bound. owl:minCardinality can be used to specify a 
> 	lower bound. In combination, the two can be used to specify a
*numeric interval*. ]
> 
> since we lose the fact that this interval bounds the property
> cardinality. I would sugger to add "bounding the property cardinality"
> (or a more suitable verb : my english vocabulary is quite loose) at
> the end of your rewording.

  owl:maxCardinality can be used to specify an upper
  bound. owl:minCardinality can be used to specify a 
  lower bound. In combination, the two can be used to limit the 
  property's cardinality to a numeric interval.

Please reply to the mailing list as to whether the above changes 
adequately address your comments.

- Mike

Michael K. Smith, Ph.D., P.E.
EDS - Austin Innovation Centre
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Michael K. Smith, Ph.D., P.E.
EDS - Austin Innovation Centre
98 San Jacinto, #500
Austin, TX  78701

phone: +01-512-404-6683
email: michael.smith@eds.com
  
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