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Re: Punning object and data properties

From: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 09:49:42 +0000
Message-ID: <476F80B6.3060905@hpl.hp.com>
To: Evren Sirin <evren@clarkparsia.com>
CC: public-owl-wg@w3.org

Evren Sirin wrote:
> Some time ago there was a discussion regarding the need (or lack there 
> of) punning the same URI for both as an object and a data property. 
> Another use case for this is representing arbitrary lists in the 
> instance data. 


> addition, if punning built-in vocabulary (or at least rdf:List 
> vocabuary) is allowed it would not be necessary to reinvent a new 
> namespace.

Sorry I missed this when it was written, was drawn to it, by the OWL Dev 

This is a reasonable use case.

It is a pain on OWL 1.0 DL that you cannot use the built-in collection 

On the other hand it is a pain only for objects rather than literals, 
since the rdf:parseType="Collection" syntax does not work for literals.

So, I don't think it is a huge loss to allow rdf:first and rdf:rest 
vocab via punning in OWL 1.1 DL as ObjectProperties, and to still 
require 'shadow' vocab for user collections of literals.

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