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[protege-owl] Closed world/Open world
James A Miller
James_A_Miller at raytheon.com
Sun Oct 5 18:11:15 PDT 2008
This is a follow-up to a statement (from Thomas Russ) in an earlier post:
"Well, that seems to rely on closed-world reasoning, which is also not
supported in OWL."
I have seen this statement for several years now, but I am curious--what
is it about OWL in particular that would prevent a reasoner from treating
the given ontology and data in a closed-world fashion? I don't understand
how OWL itself enforces open world reasoning; it seems that a reasoner
could implement a mode that treats the data as complete (closed). Why is
this not possible?
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