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Re: How to assert equivalence of URIs ?

From: Andrea Splendiani <andrea.splendiani@unimib.it>
Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 19:00:51 +0200
Message-Id: <D0C0A125-5FAE-4119-A545-B237B2CC3059@unimib.it>
Cc: semantic-web@w3.org
To: Pierre-Antoine Champin <swlists-040405@champin.net>


Is there also a way to assert the equivalence without requiring owl ?  
that is, just for RDF assesrtions ?

Andrea Splendiani

Il giorno 29/mag/06, alle ore 18:17, Pierre-Antoine Champin ha scritto:

> Andrea Splendiani a écrit :
>> Hi everybody,
>> Is there a way to assert that two URIs are equivalent ?
>> In owl, sameAs allows to specify the equivalence of two  
>> individuals, but
>> when applied to classes this would make the ontology OWL-full.
>> In any case I would like to assert that two URIs, no matter their
>> meaning, are the same.
>> Let's say I'm defining these URIs, and for "legacy" reason I have two
>> different "spellings". How should I deal with this situation ?
> if the URIs denote individual, use owl:sameAs
> if the URIs denote classes, use owl:equivalentClass
> if the URIs denote properties, use owl:equivalentProperty
> if you are not sure about what they denote (either because one of them
> denotes sometimes an individual and sometimes a class, or because both
> do not denote the same kind of thing), then you are *already* in  
> OWL-Full...
> In OWL-DL (and Lite), the sets of classes, individuals and properties
> are disjoint, so there should be no ambiguity.
>   pa
>> best,
>> Andrea Splendiani
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