Inheritance/defaulting of attributes

Paul Prescod papresco at
Thu Oct 9 18:43:53 BST 1997

Matthew Fuchs wrote:
> The parser would then interpolate <animal> tags around each <shark> 
> or <lion> tag, allowing the application to understand a relationship 
> not obvious in the document text.  

But a containment relationship does not imply an ISA relationship in
most ontologies. I don't want to make a new subtree with lion and animal
nodes. A lion in an animal would seem to me to mean "WAS EATEN BY" :).

Rather, I want to have a node which can be interpreted as either a lion
or an animal.

 Paul Prescod

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