RE: Time ontology extension for non-Gregorian calendars

Ah - now I see some of the issues. Examples always help (real ones are best). Nice. 

How about proposing specific changes to OWL-Time? 

-----Original Message-----
From: √Člie Roux <> 
Sent: Friday, 22 May, 2020 20:46
Subject: Re: Time ontology extension for non-Gregorian calendars

Dear All,

Thanks Simon for your answer!

I think I misrepresented the type of extension I'm thinking of, as I can't really see it mentioned in the ISO docs. Here's one of the examples I'm thinking of: a typical sequence of day of the month (or month of the year) in a lunar calendar is as follows:

2 (bis)

where there are duplicate and omitted values. In that case, my first instinct is to use literals that would go like


but "---2b"^^time:generalDay is invalid as it contains a "b" (I just made that notation up but I don't think there's any). Another option would be something like

time:dayIsDuplicate true

(but this has subtle problems with the open world assumption).

This kind of feature is common to so many calendar systems all over the world that I think it would be a valuable addition to OWL-Time and would ease the design of extensions significantly.

What do you think?


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