Interface OWLDeclarationAxiom

All Superinterfaces:
java.lang.Comparable<OWLObject>, OWLAxiom, OWLObject

public interface OWLDeclarationAxiom
extends OWLAxiom

Author: Matthew Horridge
The University Of Manchester
Bio-Health Informatics Group Date: 24-Oct-2006 A declaration axiom declares an entity in an ontology. It doesn't affect the logical meaning of the ontology. Such axioms are necessary for adding labels etc. to classes, properties and individuals. Declaration axioms can also be used for structural consistency checking, for example some tools may enforce that all entities in the ontology must be declared.

Method Summary
 OWLEntity getEntity()
          Gets the entity that this axiom declares.
Methods inherited from interface org.semanticweb.owl.model.OWLAxiom
accept, accept, getAnnotationAxioms, getAxiomType, getReferencedEntities, isLogicalAxiom
Methods inherited from interface org.semanticweb.owl.model.OWLObject
accept, accept
Methods inherited from interface java.lang.Comparable

Method Detail


OWLEntity getEntity()
Gets the entity that this axiom declares.

The entity that is declared by this axiom.