[Crm-sig] Today: taxonomy

Dan Matei Dan at cimec.ro
Fri Mar 13 13:36:06 EET 2015


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlo Meghini <carlo.meghini at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:53:10 +0100

Thanks, dear Carlo.

I wait a bit more in order to steal from the Greeks' model (Martin told us about).

In the mean time, I'm struglling with the mineralogy :-)

Dan

> Any one of your proposals works for 1, but the tricky part is to implement
> acyclicity, I suppose.
> 
> I may propose an hazardous answer to 2: to define a property P that is a
> sub-property of isSubClassOf, especially designed for bio- taxonomies. So:
> 
> P rdfs:isSubPropertyOf rdfs:isSubClassOf .
> Mammalia P Chordata .
> 
> As a consequence, every Mammal will be a Chordatum. Plus you can specify
> additional axioms for P, for instance that its domain/range are biological
> classes. If you don't like that, you may reverse the SubProperty link?
> 
> ​Ciao Dan, nice to hear from you.​
> 
> ​Carlo
>> 
> On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 8:14 PM, Dan Matei <Dan at cimec.ro> wrote:
> 
> > Friends.
> >
> > Today I'm in the taxonomy :-)  Very incompetent :-(
> >
> > So I ask for advice...
> >
> > 1.      How to name the relationship between the taxonomic ranks ?
> >
> > <class> <has_superior_rank>  <phylum>  ?
> >
> > or <has_upper_rank> or <has_immediately_upper_rank> or something without
> > "rank" ?
> >
> > 2.      How to name the relationship between particular taxons ?
> >
> > The definition of "phylum" in Wordnet uses the word "contains".
> > http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=phylum
> >
> > "S: (n) phylum ((biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants;
> > contains classes)"
> >
> > So:
> >
> > <Mammalia> <is_contained_in> <Chordata>
> >
> > is acceptable ? There is a practice already ?
> >
> > Or should I be bold and use crm:P150_defines_typical_parts_of ?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Dan
> >
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