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[protege-owl] looking for a good owl pattern

AlexJ alexjudin at
Mon Jan 4 03:38:02 PST 2010

sorry for that gap in discussion :) it was a very long turkey coma )))
well, it is a big lure to use OWL Full and connect individuals directly to
classes... but as far as I understand I would not be able to use reasoners
... forgive me for some fool questions but, starting from the very
beginning, if I used OWL DL and reasoner, would I have any other benefits
except having my OWL file consistent? And would I still be able to use
Protege for maintaining my OWL?
Are there any other logical/match tools which might get some additional
knowledge out of my OWL? 

Thomas Russ wrote:
> On Nov 24, 2009, at 5:52 AM, AlexJ wrote:
>> can anybody advise a good OWL pattern or at least point me at a  
>> right place:)
>> for the following problem:
>> there is a need to integrate some educational resources, lets call  
>> them
>> Articles under different views like by Knowledge Areas, Alphabetical  
>> etc.
>> So, I created the Classes as follows:
>> Article
>>  DeepProfessionalArticles
>>  SurfaceEducationalArticles
>> Knowledge Area
>>  Thermodynamics
>>     Boiling
>>     etc
>>  Heat and Mass Transfer
>>     Heat Exchangers
>>     etc
>> Alphabetical View
>>  A
>>  B
>>  C
>> Now, I have to add individuals for Article, one by one, and then  
>> connect
>> them to one or more Knowledge Areas. The most desirable way, from  
>> the first
>> glance, would be to create a property hasKnowledgeArea and
>> hasAlphabeticalView and then use it to connect ArticleIndividual to a
>> particular Area. Right now I see only two way:
>> - create an individual for each Knowledge Area and then connect  
>> article
>> individual to KA individual
>> - create a tree of defined abstract classes as subclasses of Article  
>> which
>> will actually duplicate Knowledge Area tree so idividulas will be  
>> placed
>> under right class by reasoner
> Well, if you don't mind having an OWL-Full ontology, you can also use  
> the Classes as values of the properties on the individuals.  So you  
> could then create an article, and link it directly to the class for  
> its Knowledge Area.
> As for the alphabetical view, I would prefer to compute that outside  
> of the ontology (or possibly by using SWRL rules) rather than have to  
> enter that information directly by hand.
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