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[protege-owl] Enumerated Classes and Special Relationships

Thomas Schneider schneidt at
Thu Jan 21 07:38:46 PST 2010

Hi Pooven,

If you really want to say *all* individuals in A are in relation P  
with *all* individuals from B, then it's not enough to say this  
explicitly only for all individuals asserted to be instances of A or  
B. You'd want this for inferred individuals as well, I suppose.

What you can do is try the solution described in [1], which uses OWL 2  
features that are not in OWL 1.



[1] Sebastian Rudolph, Markus Krötzsch, Pascal Hitzler. All Elephants  
are Bigger than All Mice. In Proceedings of the 21st International  
Workshop on Description Logics (DL-08). CEUR Workshop Proceedings  
2008. PDF:

On 21 Jan 2010, at 14:56, Poovendran Moodley wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have two enumerated class with individuals that I'd like to have a  
> binary relationship with each other. So let's suppose I have class A  
> and B, then I'd like all elements of class A to be related to every  
> element in class B using the object property isAppliableTo.
> I know that I could infer that every individual in class A has the  
> property by using the equivalence class:
> isAppliableTo value individualB_1
> where individualB_1 is some individual from class B; if I repeat the  
> relationship above for every individual in B then each individual in  
> A will have the property inferred to it.
> It's a bit tedious, and if a change occurs, I'd have to make changes  
> in two places. So I was hoping there's an easier way to do this? Or  
> a better approach?
> Thank you for your time and consideration.
> Kind regards
> Pooven
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