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[Fwd: Re: SKOS Extensions ... broaderDirect/narrowerDirect ... ?]

From: Mark van Assem <mark@few.vu.nl>
Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2005 10:57:27 +0200
Message-ID: <42A80477.5060102@few.vu.nl>
To: public-esw-thes@w3.org


Hi Alistair,

I think broader and narrower should be transitive themselves, because
if I'm not mistaken transitivity is not inherited (in OWL).

Mark.

Miles, AJ (Alistair) wrote:
> N.B. this does beg the question as to whether skos:broader and skos:narrower should themselves be transitive, given that everyone will use them to make their assertions, or should rather not be transitive themselves but have super-properties that are transitive.
> 
> Food for thought.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Al.
> 
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>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: public-esw-thes-request@w3.org
>>[mailto:public-esw-thes-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Miles, AJ 
>>(Alistair)
>>Sent: 02 June 2005 19:33
>>To: public-esw-thes@w3.org
>>Subject: SKOS Extensions ... broaderDirect/narrowerDirect ... ?
>>
>>
>>
>>Hi all,
>>
>>The properties skos:broader and skos:narrower are transitive. 
>> This means that in an open world, it's impossible to know 
>>whether one concept is the immediate parent of another, which 
>>makes e.g. building tree representations hard.  One way 
>>around this is to define sub-properties of 
>>skos:broader/skos:narrower that are not transitive, and use 
>>these to make assertions.  
>>
>>Given this requirement, I was thinking of putting a couple of 
>>properties into the SKOS Extensions Vocabulary [1] called 
>>something like 'broaderDirect' and 'narrowerDirect' ... any 
>>objections?
>>
>>Cheers,
>>
>>Al.
>>
>>[1] http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/extensions/spec/
>>
>>---
>>Alistair Miles
>>Research Associate
>>CCLRC - Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
>>Building R1 Room 1.60
>>Fermi Avenue
>>Chilton
>>Didcot
>>Oxfordshire OX11 0QX
>>United Kingdom
>>Email:        a.j.miles@rl.ac.uk
>>Tel: +44 (0)1235 445440
>>
>>
>>
> 
> 

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  Mark F.J. van Assem - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
        mark@cs.vu.nl - http://www.cs.vu.nl/~mark


-- 
  Mark F.J. van Assem - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
        mark@cs.vu.nl - http://www.cs.vu.nl/~mark
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