Resolution to OWLish question?
Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions- it forced me to clarify my thinking. I believe the model that will do everything I want (and because I'm looking for values that are specified per instance, not per class or subclass, I don't think the restriction approach will do) is: <ClassA rdf:ID="thisClass"> <hasMapping rdf:resource="#thatClass/> <hasMappingClass> <Map> <hasTarget rdf:resource="#thatClass/> <usesJavaClass>org.java.blah</usesJavaClass> </Map> </hasMappingClass> </ClassA> I want the first property so that I can capture the fact that it is transitive (and a subproperty of it is symmetric) at the ontology level. I can't define ontological transitivity/symmetry in the second property, I don't think, since it does not directly relate two instances of ClassA. And I think the presence of the first property will also enable me to write faster, smaller inference rulesets. My issue with this model is the redundancy- the mappedto class is essentially specified twice- but I may just have to live with that. Hope this makes sense... and thanks to all of you who replied. Linda
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