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[protege-owl] SWRL to "move" individuals?

Thomas Russ tar at ISI.EDU
Mon Aug 27 16:11:54 PDT 2007

On Aug 27, 2007, at 9:40 AM, Kaarel Kaljurand wrote:

> Hi,
> On 8/27/07, Thomas Russ <tar at> wrote:
>> On Aug 27, 2007, at 2:59 AM, Kaarel Kaljurand wrote:
>>> On 8/25/07, Martin O'Connor <martin.oconnor at> wrote:
>>>> In general, if you can do something in OWL, you should.
>>> I'm just curious. Why doesn't SWRLTab just save the rule as OWL it
>>> this happens to
>>> be is possible?
>> Well, for starters, this isn't necessarily an easy thing to figure  
>> out.
>> While it may be possible to do this for some relatively simple  
>> patterns,
>> in general it would take a theorem prover to figure out and may  
>> end up
>> being undecidable.  It involves figuring out that a particular  
>> logical
>> expression in SWRL entails some equivalent in OWL, and that will  
>> not be
>> an easy task, especially given that you have to construct the  
>> potential
>> OWL equivalent.
> They do it in:
> (section 3)
> which is quite easy.

Thanks for the pointer.
I'll have to look into that.


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