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Current revision ID: 9074

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General description

Name: Collection
Submitted by: AldoGangemi
Also Known As: membership, collection entity
Intent: To represent domain (not set theory) membership.


Competency Questions:
  • What things are contained in this collection (community
  • collective)? What collections this thing is member of?
Solution description: A class collection represents the concept of a set of entities (things). Things are members of the collection.
Reusable OWL Building Block: (1880)
Consequences: Collections and their members can be associated. Time-indexed membership cannot be represented though (you need a situation-based pattern).
Scenarios: My saxophone collection includes a Mark VI tenor, a Balanced Action alto, and a Conn Transitional bari.
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The Collection Content OP locally defines the following ontology elements:

ObjectProperty hasMember (owl:ObjectProperty) A relation between collections and entities, e.g. 'my collection of saxophones includes an old Adolphe Sax original alto' (i.e. my collection has member an Adolphe Sax alto).
hasMember page
ObjectProperty isMemberOf (owl:ObjectProperty)
isMemberOf page
Class Collection (owl:Class) Any container for entities that share one or more common properties. E.g. "stone objects", "the nurses", "the Louvre Aegyptian collection". A collection is not a logical class: a collection is a first-order entity, while a class is a second-order one.
Collection page

Additional information

The collection entity pattern. It is extracted from DOLCE-UltraLite by partial clone of elements.


(versionInfo): Created by Aldo Gangemi and Valentina Presutti

(comment): The collection entity pattern. It is extracted from DOLCE-UltraLite by partial clone of elements.



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