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Re: UML model for RDF Schema

From: Jan Grant <Jan.Grant@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2001 17:11:25 +0100 (BST)
To: "Narahari, Sateesh" <Sateesh_Narahari@jdedwards.com>
cc: "'www-rdf-interest@w3.org'" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.31.0109041708260.10866-100000@mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>
On Tue, 4 Sep 2001, Narahari, Sateesh wrote:

> Does any of you have UML model for RDF Schema?. A basic diagram depicting
> the relations between the core classes and core properties with the
> constraints applied?.
> Do you think it might be easier to explain the RDF schema thru UML?.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but UML has a traditional strict typing
worldview; RDFS has loops (eg, rdfs:Class rdf:type rdfs:Class). Pat
Hayes' model-theoretic work has given these constructions a sound basis,
but I don't think UML likes it.

jan grant, ILRT, University of Bristol. http://www.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/
Tel +44(0)117 9287088 Fax +44 (0)117 9287112 RFC822 jan.grant@bris.ac.uk
stty intr ^m
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