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Re: TEST: 6 of 7: empty universe example,

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 09:35:51 -0400
Message-Id: <p05200f5abb4590e22699@[]>
To: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>, www-webont-wg@w3.org

At 12:59 PM +0300 7/24/03, Jeremy Carroll wrote:
>>  In OWL-DL (as in FOL), the universe of the interpretation is always
>>  required to be a non-empty set.
>that was true in the LC documents; however a careful reeading of the current
>editors draft of the direct semantics does not indicate that the
>interpretation of owl:Thing must be non-empty.

I'm pretty agnostic on this one, but is there some benefit to 
allowing this odd case - hard for me to believe it will ever come up 
in practice, and it does seem to be confusing people -- Peter, why 
the change?

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