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The Features

The term `pet holder' is described by a set of attributes. These can be brought together in a `deduction tree'.

To begin with, there are five natural language rules:

  1. To the same extent as a person meets the costs of maintenance , OR has the advantage of use, he has an immediate interest in the pet.
  2. To the same extent as a person gains profit, AND/OR loss, the person has a long term interest in the pet.
  3. To the same extent as a person has an immediate, AND long term interest in the pet, he has an interest in the pet.
  4. To the same extent as a person has possession of, OR is the master of the pet, he takes responsibility for the pet.
  5. To the same extent as a person has interest in, AND carries responsibility for the pet, he is a pet holder.

These features are measured in terms like:



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Harold Boley & Victoria Hall (hall@dfki.uni-kl.de)