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[protege-owl] Enumerated Classes and Special Relationships

Thomas Schneider schneidt at
Thu Jan 21 07:39:58 PST 2010

On 21 Jan 2010, at 15:30, sefunmi Arogundade wrote:

> i f I can get you right, you mean you want all individual of class A  
> to be related to all individual of class B, all you need do is to  
> relate class A to class B with the property 'isapplicableto'

How do you "relate" a class to another using a property?


> since a class is a set containing individuals the se property will  
> be used for all the individuals in class A and B. Then if yu need to  
> make a change just change the property name and it changes for all  
> the individuals of the two classes. I hope this solves your problem.
> Sefunmi
> --- On Thu, 1/21/10, Poovendran Moodley <moodleyp at>  
> wrote:
> From: Poovendran Moodley <moodleyp at>
> Subject: [protege-owl] Enumerated Classes and Special Relationships
> To: "User support for the Protege-OWL editor" <protege-owl at 
> >
> Date: Thursday, January 21, 2010, 9:56 AM
> 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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