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Re: The overview document: individual as an RDFS feature?

From: Deborah L. McGuinness <dlm@ksl.Stanford.EDU>
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2003 09:21:45 -0800
Message-ID: <3E64E0A9.6060506@ksl.stanford.edu>
To: "Jeff Z. Pan" <pan@cs.man.ac.uk>
CC: www-webont-wg@w3.org

thx for the review.

the overview document uses individual and class without namespace 
prefixes - thus those are in the owl namespace.  in section 2 it points out
"Prefixes of rdf: or rdfs: are used when terms are already present in 
RDF or RDF Schema. Otherwise terms are introduced by OWL. Thus, the term 
rdfs:subPropertyOf indicates that subPropertyOf is already in the rdfs 
vocabulary (technically : the rdfs namespace). Also, the term Class is 
more precisely stated as owl:Class and is a term introduced by OWL.


Jeff Z. Pan wrote:

>In section 2.1 of the overview document, "individual" is listed as one of the RDF
>Schema features.
>However, when I checked the updated versions of RDF/XML Syntax Specification
>(Revised) [1], RDF Vocabulary Description Language 1.0: RDF Schema [2], and RDF
>Semantics [3], I noticed that rdfs:individual is not defined/used in any of them.
>Jeff Z. Pan  ( http://DL-Web.man.ac.uk/ )
>Computer Science Dept., The University of Manchester
>[1] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/RDFCore/TR/WD-rdf-syntax-grammar-20030117/
>[2] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/RDFCore/TR/WD-rdf-schema-20030117/
>[3] http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/RDFCore/TR/WD-rdf-mt-20030117/
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