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Re: Proposed response to Golbeck regarding imports issue

From: Ian Horrocks <horrocks@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 11:22:28 +0100
Message-ID: <16079.18404.774407.202607@excalibur.oaklands.net>
To: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Cc: Jeff Heflin <heflin@cse.lehigh.edu>, WebOnt <www-webont-wg@w3.org>

[snip]

> >"If an ontology imports another ontology then it virtually includes the
> >meaning of the imported ontology."

Couldn't we say something like "If ontology A imports ontology B, then
the semantics (meanings if you prefer) of terms in A are exactly the
same as they would be if all of the statements in B (including further
imports statements) were included in A".

Ian
Received on Saturday, 24 May 2003 05:21:48 GMT

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