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[ontolog-forum] Modeling a money transferring scenario

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From: Selcuk Bozdag <sbozdag@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2011 14:28:50 +0200
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Hi ontologs,    (01)

I would like to get your ideas about modeling a financial
organization's (e.g. a bank)  money transaction ontology using OWL
(1). Suppose that a bank wants to track the accounts of the customers
in order to determine anomalies, fraud issues or just to ensure that
everything is OK at the end of the day. I have come up with a solution
which caused a discussion among my colleagues mostly ended with a
disagreement. Right below I am giving only a clipped portion of the
draft ontology at a glance.    (02)

The absolute classes(i.e. concepts) are Bank, Money, Customer and
Account. When it comes to represent a money transfer between two
accounts, I suggested to create another class named "MoneyTransfer" on
which one can create object properties such as transferDate, amount
etc. On the flip side, others put the MoneyTransfer class aside and
preferred to create an object property named "transfersMoney" which
has a domain and range of Account. However it is obvious that
transfersMoney property is just a relation between to individuals
representing none of the date and amount information.    (03)

I would greatly appreciate if you could explain your point of view and
show me what the alternatives could possibly be. I also would be
thankful if you refer any other ontology regarding that issue.    (04)

Cheers,    (05)

Selcuk    (06)

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