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[protege-discussion] How to specify xsd:dataTime as the range of a property in Protege RDF/S

Tania Tudorache tudorache at
Mon Mar 30 15:27:08 PDT 2009


If you are using the RDF Backend ("RDF Files" backend), then you cannot 
set the range of a property to XML Schema in the UI.

You should rather use the OWL/RDF Files backend, i.e. Protege-OWL, which 
allows you to specify as a range the XML schema data types. We have 
another mailing list for protege-owl:

In Protege-OWL, you simply select from a drop-down list in the 
PropertiesTab the range of the property. When you create the file, you 
can also select in the "New..." wizard, the "Pure RDF Schema without 
OWL" profile, if you want to develop RDF(S) models rather than OWL.


Sw Fan wrote:
> Dear all,
> I'm using protege RDF/S editor, but it seems that it does not provide 
> the facility to specify XML Schema datatypes as the range.  I am not 
> sure whether it is me that fails to find out how to do this in 
> protege, or it's just a feature that is not supported in protege. I 
> think it's a feature that should be supported in protege anyway, since 
> it's recommended by the RDF spec:
> {{
> Effectively, this software must be written to process an extended 
> language that includes not only RDF, but also the datatype, as part of 
> its built-in vocabulary. This raises the issue of which datatypes will 
> be generally available in RDF software. Generally, the XML Schema 
> datatypes that are listed as suitable for use in RDF in 
> [RDF-SEMANTICS] have a "first among equals" status in RDF.
> }}
> Thanks for your comment!
> Best,
> Mark
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