Relational roles and qua-individuals

Claudio Masolo, Giancarlo Guizzardi, Laure Vieu, Emanuele Botazzi, Roberta Ferrario

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In this paper we present and compare two different approaches to the notion of relational role and connected issues. Both approaches are based on the introduction of the notion of qua-individual and on the reification of relations. We use a classical problem in the literature on roles, namely the counting problem, as testbed, and we show how the two approaches deal with it in a similar way. We nevertheless show that they are to be distinguished, examining several aspects emerging from their relation with the notion of trope.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAAAI Fall Symposium on Roles, an Interdisciplinary Perspective
EditorsG. Boella, J. Odell, L. Van Der Torre, H. Verhagen
Place of PublicationMenlo Park, CA
PublisherAAAI Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-1-57735-254-9
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 AAAI Fall Symposium on Roles, an Interdisciplinary Perspective - Arlington, United States
Duration: 4 Nov 20056 Nov 2005

Publication series

NameAAAI Technical Report
PublisherAAAI Press


Conference2005 AAAI Fall Symposium on Roles, an Interdisciplinary Perspective
CountryUnited States

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