Inheritance/defaulting of attributes
papresco at technologist.com
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.
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