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[protege-owl] Instances in Ontology/protege

Timothy Redmond tredmond at stanford.edu
Thu Mar 5 10:46:55 PST 2009


Often, for owl ontologies, when people say instance they really mean  
individual.  I suspect that the main culprits are people like me who  
work with both frames and owl ontologies.

-Timothy


On Mar 5, 2009, at 10:12 AM, babar shahzad wrote:

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> I have a little question.
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> Often ' instances ' are referred  in ontology. Can some one tell me  
> what exactly instance mean in an ontology ?
> Does ' Individuals '  declared in protege are instances ? Like in a  
> class Person, we declare an Individual named ' Fred ' ; is an  
> instance of Person type....
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> Babar Shahzad Chaudary,
> +358408532112
> Deptt of Information Processing
> Science,
> University of Oulu, Finland.
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