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[protege-discussion] Problems with disjoint classes

Alex Shkotin alex.shkotin at
Mon May 30 04:50:27 PDT 2011

Hi Julian,

you should have relationships between individuals of your disjoint classes.
Just describing real type of connection between bone and tendon...
Than an instance of sceleton should be all connected individiuals and
sceleton "area" is a union of your classes.


2011/5/30 Julian Vincent <j.f.v.vincent at>

> I want to describe (for instance) a an organ such as a skeleton made of
> tissues such as bone, tendon and cartilage.   But all the tissues are
> disjoint.  So the skeleton is not passed by the Reasoner and is assigned to
> the 'Nothing' class.
> An inverse of this, producing the same problem, is to take a number of
> objects, such as an exoskeleton (an organ), a microtubule (an organelle) and
> a bone (a tissue) and say that they all provide support.  But organ,
> organelle and tissue are disjoint.
> What's the way around this?
> Julian Vincent
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