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By Roberto Benzi

Turbulence -- the chaotic behaviour of fluid flows -- has attracted the curiosity of many scientists for lots of many years, and the quantity continues to be growing to be. Turbulence is likely one of the so much difficult classical difficulties that also require answer. yet it isn't just a medical challenge: the keep an eye on of turbulence and turbulent shipping are the main to many engineering difficulties. The Euromech Committee has organised a ecu Turbulence convention each years, beginning in 1986, with the fifth convention within the sequence occurring in Sienna, Italy, in July 1994. The paintings provided at this assembly is released in Advances in Turbulence V, offering an entire evaluation of the newest learn paintings at the topic.

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In general, the TBox/ABox separation represents the split between general linguistic knowledge and that pertaining to individual languages, the latter of which is usually more contested. For example, although the fact that Hopi has an ImperfectiveAspect and that English and Greek both have a PastTense constitute linguistic knowledge (perhaps widely held, general knowledge), this kind of knowledge can be differentiated, as it only pertains to specific languages and, thus, is better placed in the ABox as individuals.

A concept is a universal notion and can be instantiated by individuals. Concepts in a DL, then, are classes of individuals. The binary relations that hold among various individuals are known as roles. The next crucial task in creating the ontology is to decide to which sort each entity in the domain belongs. In any DL, the most basic distinction is between concepts and roles. Such a decision is perhaps the most intuitive of all modeling decision. This is reflected in how entities are named. That is, it is often possible to simply assign entities to either concept or role based on whether they are named using nouns or verbs respectively, at least in English.

In other words, the set formed by the intersection of two or more disjoint concepts will always be empty. Partitioning the domain is one way to speed up certain reasoning tasks, since in a DL concepts are assumed to overlap unless stated otherwise. As a linguistic example, consider the case of WrittenExpression versus SpokenExpression versus SignedExpression. These three concepts may never share individuals since a given linguistic expression can never exist in more than one physical form at the same time.

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