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the precondition property in OWL-S 1.0

From: Monika Solanki <monika@dmu.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2003 16:51:08 +0000
Message-ID: <3FA92A7C.9060104@dmu.ac.uk>
To: www-ws <www-ws@w3.org>

Currently in the 1.0 version of the process model, we have the following

  <owl:Class rdf:ID="Precondition" />
- <owl:ObjectProperty rdf:ID="preCondition">
  <rdfs:domain rdf:resource="#Precondition" />
  <rdfs:range rdf:resource="#Condition" />

Where, Condition is defined as,

- <owl:Class rdf:ID="Condition">
  <rdfs:comment>This is a "place-holder" for now, which awaits further 
work from the DAML/OWL community. An instance of Condition is a logical 
formula that evaluates to true or false. Eventually we expect this to be 
defined elsewhere, as part of a OWL extension allowing for logical 

Somehow I am not able to grasp the utility of the property 
"preCondition".  Since in this model, we have IOPEs as Classes, 
therefore I believe all we need to do is make Precondition a subclass of 

 <owl:Class rdf:ID="PreCondition">
  <rdfs:subClassOf rdf:resource="#Condition" />

The property preCondition, introduces redundancy as it is ranging over 
the class "Condition" anyways.

Feedback appreciated in case I missed something.


Monika Solanki
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