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Re: Semantics of rdf:Statement

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2010 13:03:34 -0600
Cc: darood <samatar.sharmarke@gmail.com>, semantic-web@w3.org
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To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>

On Jan 5, 2010, at 1:42 AM, Melvin Carvalho wrote:

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> On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 7:54 AM, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us> wrote:
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> On Jan 4, 2010, at 5:11 PM, darood wrote:
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> Cheers Dan, I had one more question which I am a bit wary about:
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> Is the following which I listed as transitive, symmetric and/or  
> functional
> correct?
> •       “taller than” - Transitive
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> Yes.   Inverse would be "shorter than"
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> •       “sister of” - Symmetric
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> No. Mary sisterOf John, but not John sisterOf Mary.
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> Inverse would be "has sister"
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> •       “mother of” - Functional
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> No. Mary motherOf Bill and Mary motherOf John is possible. motherOf  
> is inverse functional; hasMother (its inverse) is functional.
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> •       “likes” - Symmetric
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> Unfortunately, no. If it were, personal relationships would be a lot  
> easier than they are. Inverse would be "liked by"
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> •       “eats” - Functional
>
> ??
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> •       “neighbour of” - Symmetric
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> Yes. This is its own inverse.
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> Hoping not to be pedantic but im curious as to whether this is a  
> valid case:
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> I am neighbour of noisey teenagers
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> does that imply
>
> (All?) Noisey teenagers are neighbours of me?

You have to be careful. If 'noisy teenagers' is an individual, then  
yes, it does imply that, but ignore the 'all'. If its a class, then  
you have to say more precisely what relation holds between the  
property and the class...

Pat

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> Hope this helps.
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> Pat Hayes
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> Can you help me get the inverse properties of each example?
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> Thanks in adv.
> Darood
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