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[protege-owl] someValuesFrom and allowable instances

dimitris bilidas dim83bil at
Tue Sep 19 05:02:02 PDT 2006


Thanks for your reply!
Actually that was what I was thinking, but I am afraid that maybe I have 
misunderstood something about the someValuesFrom. So, if anyone else thinks 
something different, please reply!


>From: "Park, Jeahyun" <jhpark at>
>Reply-To: User support for the Protege-OWL 
>editor<protege-owl at>
>To: protege-owl at lists.Stanford.EDU
>Subject: Re: [protege-owl] someValuesFrom and allowable instances
>Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 20:18:31 +0900
>Because you fixed the class C2 to the range of the property P, Protege will
>show only the class C2 in the individual widget.
>Of course, someValuesFrom's range is denoted as the class C3. But, you
>cannot connect with any instances of the class C3
>for the range of the property P if you were using the Protege.
>SomeValuesFrom is just a restriction, but range is a part of the  schema.
>The latter seems to be more stronger than the former.
>However, if the ontology already had an instance having an instance of C3 
>the range of P (You may manipulate the ontology manually, e.g. by notepad),
>you could create a project with the instances as it is. It's not erroneous.
>It may be correctly inferred as an instance of the class C1.
>"dimitris bilidas" <dim83bil at> wrote in message
>news:BAY112-F113E7C7D6F60C22257D88DC32E0 at phx.gbl...
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I have an Object Property P with domain the class C1 and range the class
> > C2.
> > Then, I put a someValuesFrom restriction so that the instances of C1, 
> > the property P, must have some values from the class C3.
> >
> > Now, when I'm going to add values to the property P for the instances of
> > C1,
> > in the "Select Instance" panel, there are listed as allowable values 
> > the instances of C2 and not those of C3. Why does this happen? Any
> > explanation???
> >
> > Thanks in advance and sorry if this has been asked before!
> >
> >
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