Submissions:Class subsumption

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Name Class subsumption
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Author(s) FrancoisScharffe
SubmittedBy FrancoisScharffe


Domain (if applicable) general
Alignment problem addressed A class in one ontology is a subclass of a class in a second ontology but there is

no functional description of the exact mapping. There is no way of expressing additional properties of the subclass.

Alignment solution This pattern establishes a unidirectional correspondence from a more specific class

in one ontology to a broader class in another ontology. The relation is broadened to allow class expressions in addition to merely class names.

Alignment workflow
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Problem example
Solution example Example solution in the ontology alignment language:
 <entity1><Class rdf:about="O1:Mammal"/></entity1>
 <entity2><Class rdf:about="O2:Vertebrate"/></entity2>


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Related to Submissions:Class equivalence


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