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Re: SKOS: COMMENT: Re: [Mulgara-general] Rules and SKOS

From: Alistair Miles <alistair.miles@zoo.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 14:41:35 +0100
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Cc: Antoine Isaac <aisaac@few.vu.nl>, David Wood <david@zepheira.com>, Mulgara General <mulgara-general@mulgara.org>, SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>, SWD WG <public-swd-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20081001134135.GB20119@skiathos>

On Wed, Oct 01, 2008 at 01:28:38PM +0200, Dan Brickley wrote:
> Something of an aside, and maybe this is sick, but does OWL allow any  
> notion of conditional transitivity ... eg. to let us declare that  
> 'skos:broader' used against Concepts of some type (eg. in some  
> particular scheme) is used transitively.

But why would you need such a mechanism?

The current design provides a standard mechanism for inferring and
querying the transitive closure of hierarchical links. What more do
you need?



> Ah, it gives me a headache to think about this...
> Dan

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