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[protege-owl] the counterpart of primary key in relational db forowl?

Martin.Georg.Skjaeveland at Martin.Georg.Skjaeveland at
Wed Jan 30 03:58:08 PST 2008

> Hello everyone,
> I'd like to know whether it is possible to restrict a 
> property in owl, so that it could be used to uniquely 
> identify its domain concepts, similar like what primary key 
> in relational database does. What I want to state in owl is 
> for example:
> No two products should have the same serial number. Could I 
> do it in owl or is there some other way to express this? 
> Thanks a lot in advance.

Hi Jun, 

You could use InverseFunctionalProperty [1]. However, note that "OWL DL does not permit InverseFunctional to be applied to DatatypeProperty".


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