Re: DAML and 'terminology'

From: Mike Dean (
Date: 08/29/01

> Was wondering whether DAML+OIL has facilities within the
> specification to handle terminological constructs like
> synonymy or language differences.

daml:equivalentTo and its subproperties sameClassAs,
samePropertyAs, and sameInstanceAs can be used to effect

> The specification appears
> to assume English and that no synonyms are possible.

Not really.  The language authors include folks from
Germany, the Netherlands, and Finland as well as the US and

There are a number of German travel ontologies in the DAML
Ontology Library [1].



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