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Part-part Relations in an RDF/S and OWL Extension



Conrad E. Bock


This describes an extension to the Resource Description Framework/Schema (RDF/S) to specify relations between parts of the same whole (composite structure). For example, the relation between engine and wheels in a car applies in each individual car, rather than between parts of different cars or to engines in boats. The extension can be used with other extensions of RDF/S, such as Ontology Web Language (OWL), and augments techniques for representing relations between part and whole. An OWL version of the extension is also provided.
Journal of Web Semantics


composite structure, OWL, Part-part relations, RDF, RDFS


Bock, C. (2006), Part-part Relations in an RDF/S and OWL Extension, Journal of Web Semantics, [online], (Accessed February 22, 2024)
Created September 1, 2006, Updated February 19, 2017