Semantic Classification of Word Processors

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user is;  //"is" is the default author of the relations below
unprefixed terms are key names; //to allow relation names not to be prefixed
default creator: pm wn; //"pm" is the creator for the unprefixed relation names below


is#software_company  subtype of: #company,
 subtype: is#Software602_Company   is#SourceGear_Corporation
          is#Ability_Software  is#Apple_Computer  is#Applixware
          is#Ashampoo  is#Rising_Sun_Solutions_Inc  is#E-Press_Corp
          is#Evermore_Software is#The_Andrew_Consortium  is#Adobe 
          is#Gobe_Software  is#GNU_Project  is#James_Clark  is#Haansoft 
          is#KDE  is#IBM's_Lotus_Software  is#The_LyX_Project  is#RedleX
          is#Microsoft  is#Nisus_Software  is#Nota_Bene_Inc  is#SoftMaker
          is#Sun_Microsystems  is#Apple_Computer  is#R.O.M._Logicware  
          is#PolySoft_Solutions  is#Richard_Salsbury  is#Mark_de_Does
          is#MicroVision_Development_Inc  is#Byron_Software  is#Corel;

is#word_processor_task  subtype of: #task,
  subtype: is#grammar_check   is#graphic_editing  is#mail_merging  is#spell_check
           is#OpenDocument_handling;

#operating_system
 subtype:  {is#Unix_style_OS  is#Microsoft_Windows}
           is#BeOS/YellowTAB_ZETA  is#MorphOS  is#OpenVMS  is#ReactOS  is#SkyOS;

  is#Unix_style_OS
   subtype: #UNIX is#Mac_OS_X; 
    #UNIX  subtype: {(is#BSD_Unix__Berkeley_Software_Distribution is#non_BSD_Unix)};
     is#non_BSD_Unix  subtype: is#Linux  is#traditional_Unix;

  is#BeOS/YellowTAB_ZETA  subtype: is#BeOS  is#YellowTAB_ZETA;


#word_processor
 subtype: is#602PC_Suite  is#AbiWord  is#Ability_Write  is#Apple_Works
          is#Applix_Word  is#Ashampoo_Office  is#Atlantis_Word_Processor  is#EasyWord
          is#Evermore_Integrated_Office  is#EZ_Word  is#FrameMaker  is#GoBeProducive 
          is#GNU_TeXmacs  is#Groff  is#Han/Gul  is#KWord  is#Lotus_Word_Pro  is#LyX
          is#Mellel  is#Microsoft_Word  is#Microsoft_Works  is#Nisus_Writer
          is#Nota_Bene  is#OpenOffice.org_Writer  is#Pages  is#Papyrus  is#PolyEdit 
          is#RoughDraft  is#StarOffice  is#Ted  is#TextEdit  is#Text_Maker  
          is#WordExpress  is#WordFile4ME  is#WordPad  is#WordPerfect;

[any #word_processor (^$(no inheritance)$^),
  may have for pm#creator: a is#software_company (^$(explore)$^),
  may have for pm#version_id: a pm#string,
  may have for pm#first_release: a pm#time_measure,
  may have for #price: several #monetary_unit (^$(explore)$^),
  may have for #license: a is#software_license (^$(explore)$^),
  may be support of: a is#word_processor_task (^$(explore)$^),
  may have for support: a #operating_system (^$(explore)$^),
  may have for pm#url: a pm#URL
];



Availability

[any is#602PC_Suite,
 creator: is#Software602_Company,  pm#latest_stable_version: "4.2",
 #price: 39.95 USD,  is#software_license: a is#shareware_license];

[any is#AbiWord,
 creator: is#SourceGear_Corporation,  pm#latest_stable_version: "2.4.5",
 pm#first_release: 19/05/1999,  #price: 0 USD,
 is#software_license: a is#GNU_general_public_license];

[any is#Ability_Write,
 creator: is#Ability_Software,  pm#latest_stable_version: "4",
 pm#first_release: 1985,  #price: 29.99 USD];

[any is#Apple_Works,
 creator: is#Apple_Computer,  pm#latest_stable_version: "6.2.9",
 pm#first_release: 1984,  #price: 79.00 USD,
 is#software_license: a is#proprietary_software_license];

[any is#Applix_Word,
 creator: is#Applixware,  pm#latest_stable_version: "6.0",
 pm#first_release: 1992,  is#software_license: a is#proprietary_software_license];

[any is#Ashampoo_Office,
 creator: is#Ashampoo,  //pm#latest_stable_version: is#???_(Office_2005),
 #price: 69.99 USD,  is#software_license: a is#proprietary_software_license];

[any is#Atlantis_Word_Processor,
 creator: is#Rising_Sun_Solutions_Inc,  pm#latest_stable_version: "1.6.1.3",
 #price: 35.00 USD,  is#software_license: a is#shareware_license];

[any is#EasyWord,
 creator: is#E-Press_Corp,  //pm#latest_stable_version: ???_(2001),
 #price: 0 USD,  is#software_license: a is#freeware_license];

[any is#Evermore_Integrated_Office,
 creator: is#Evermore_Software,  //pm#latest_stable_version: ???(2004),
 pm#first_release: 10/2002,  #price: 149.00 USD,
 is#software_license: a is#proprietary_software_license];

[any is#EZ_Word,
 creator: is#The_Andrew_Consortium,  pm#first_release: "1985",
 #price: 0 USD,  is#software_license: a is#BSD_license];

[any is#FrameMaker,
 creator: is#Adobe,  pm#latest_stable_version: "7.2",
 pm#first_release: 1986,  #price: 799 USD,
 is#software_license: a is#proprietary_software_license];

[any is#GoBeProducive,
 creator: is#Gobe_Software,  pm#latest_stable_version: "3",
 pm#first_release: 08/1998,  #price: 49.95 USD];

[any is#GNU_TeXmacs,
 creator: is#GNU_Project,  pm#latest_stable_version: "1.0.6",
 pm#first_release: 1999,  #price: 0 USD,
 is#software_license: a is#GNU_general_public_license];

[any is#Groff,
 creator: is#James_Clark,  pm#latest_stable_version: "1.19.2",
 pm#first_release: 06/1990,  #price: 0 USD,
 is#software_license: a is#GNU_general_public_license];

[any is#Han/Gul,
 creator: is#Haansoft,  pm#latest_stable_version: "7.0.2.226(2007)",
 pm#first_release: 1989,  #price: about 219 USD,
 is#software_license: a is#proprietary_software_license];

[any is#KWord,
 creator: is#KDE,  pm#latest_stable_version: "KWord_1.5.2_/_July_14_2006",
 pm#first_release: 1998,  #price: 0 USD,
 is#software_license: a is#GNU_lesser_general_public_license];

[any is#Lotus_Word_Pro,
 creator: is#IBM's_Lotus_Software,  pm#latest_stable_version: "9.8",
 //#price: 0 as part of Lotus_SmartSuite,
 is#software_license: a is#proprietary_software_license];

[any is#LyX,
 creator: is#The_LyX_Project,  pm#latest_stable_version: "1.4.2",
 pm#first_release: 1995,  #price: 0 USD,
 is#software_license: a is#GNU_general_public_license];

[any is#Mellel,
 creator: is#RedleX,  pm#latest_stable_version: "2.1",
 #price: 49.00 USD,  is#software_license: a is#proprietary_software_license];

[any is#Microsoft_Word,
 creator: is#Microsoft,  pm#latest_stable_version: "11.0_/_Office_2003",
 pm#first_release: 2/05/1983,  #price: about 229 USD,
 is#software_license: a is#proprietary_software_license];

[any is#Microsoft_Works,
 creator: is#Microsoft,
 pm#latest_stable_version: "8.0",//_(replaced_in_later_versions_by_Word)
 #price: 49.95 USD,  is#software_license: a is#proprietary_software_license];

[any is#Nisus_Writer,
 creator: is#Nisus_Software,  pm#latest_stable_version: "7.0_(Express)",
 #price: 69.95 USD];

[any is#Nota_Bene,
 creator: is#Nota_Bene_Inc,  pm#latest_stable_version: "8.0",
 pm#first_release: 1982,  #price: 399.00 USD];

[any is#OpenOffice.org_Writer,
 creator: is#Sun_Microsystems,  pm#latest_stable_version: "2.0.3",
 #price: 0 USD,  is#software_license: a is#GNU_lesser_general_public_license];

[any is#Pages,
 creator: is#Apple_Computer,  pm#latest_stable_version: "2.0.1v2",
 pm#first_release: 02/2005,  #price: 79 USD,
 is#software_license: a is#proprietary_software_license];

[any is#Papyrus,
 creator: is#R.O.M._Logicware,  pm#latest_stable_version: "12",
 #price: 99.00 USD];

[any is#PolyEdit,
 creator: is#PolySoft_Solutions,  pm#latest_stable_version: "5.0_(RC_Eschaton)",
 #price: 27.95 USD];

[any is#RoughDraft,
 creator: is#Richard_Salsbury,  pm#latest_stable_version: "3.0",
 #price: 0 USD,  is#software_license: a is#freeware_license];

[any is#StarOffice,
 creator: is#Sun_Microsystems,  pm#latest_stable_version: "8",
 pm#first_release: 1994,  #price: about 70 USD];

[any is#Ted,
 creator: is#Mark_de_Does,  pm#latest_stable_version: "2.17",
 #price: 0 USD,  is#software_license: a is#GNU_general_public_license];

[any is#TextEdit,
 creator: is#Apple_Computer,  pm#latest_stable_version: "1.4_(220)",
 #price: 0 USD,  is#software_license: a is#bundled_with_Mac_OS_X_license];

[any is#Text_Maker,
 creator: is#SoftMaker,  //pm#latest_stable_version: is#???_(2006),
 #price: 49.95 USD];

[any is#WordExpress,
 creator: is#MicroVision_Development_Inc,  #price: 49.95 USD];

[any is#WordFile4ME,
 creator: is#Byron_Software,  #price: 15.00 USD,
 is#software_license: a is#shareware_license];

[any is#WordPad,
 creator: is#Microsoft,  #price: 0 USD,
 is#software_license: a is#bundled_with_Microsoft_Windows_license];

[any is#WordPerfect,
 creator: is#Corel,  pm#latest_stable_version: "X3/January_2006",
 pm#first_release: 1982,  #price: 299.99 USD,
 is#software_license: a is#proprietary_software_license];



Supported tasks

[any is#602PC_Suite,
 support of: no is#grammar_check, support of: a is#graphic_editing,
 support of: no is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#AbiWord,
 support of: a is#grammar_check,  support of: a is#spell_check,
 support of: a is#graphic_editing, support of: a is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#Apple_Works,
 support of: a is#grammar_check,   support of: a is#spell_check,
 support of: no is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#Applix_Word, support of: no is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#Atlantis_Word_Processor,  support of: no is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#Evermore_Integrated_Office,  support of: no is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#EZ_Word,  support of: no is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#FrameMaker,  support of: no is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#GNU_TeXmacs,  support of: no is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#Groff,  support of: no is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#Han/Gul,  support of: no is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#KWord,
 support of: a is#grammar_check,   support of: a is#spell_check,
 support of: a is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#Lotus_Word_Pro,  support of: no is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#LyX,
 support of: a is#grammar_check,  support of: a is#spell_check,
 support of: no is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#Mellel,
 support of: a is#grammar_check,  support of: a is#graphic_editing,
 support of: no is#mail_merging,  support of: a is#spell_check
 support of: no is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#Microsoft_Word,
 support of: a is#grammar_check,  support of: a is#graphic_editing,
 support of: a is#mail_merging,   support of: a is#spell_check,
 support of: no is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#Microsoft_Works,  support of: a is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#Nisus_Writer,  support of: no is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#OpenOffice.org_Writer,
 support of: no is#grammar_check,  support of: a is#graphic_editing,
 support of: a is#mail_merging,  support of: a is#spell_check,
 support of: a is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#Pages,
 support of: a is#grammar_check,  support of: a is#graphic_editing,
 support of: a is#mail_merging,  support of: a is#spell_check,
 support of: no is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#PolyEdit,  support of: no is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#RoughDraft,  support of: no is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#StarOffice,  support of: a is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#Ted,  support of: no is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#TextEdit,
 support of: no is#grammar_check,  support of: a is#mail_merging,
 support of: a is#spell_check, support of: no is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#Text_Maker,  support of: a is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#WordFile4ME,  support of: no is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#WordPad,  support of: no is#OpenDocument_handling];

[any is#WordPerfect,
 support of: a is#grammar_check,  support of: a is#spell_check,
 support of: a is#graphic_editing,  support of: a is#mail_merging,
 support of: no is#OpenDocument_handling];



Operating System Compatibility

[any is#602PC_Suite,  support: most is#Microsoft_Windows];

[any is#AbiWord,  support: most is#Microsoft_Windows,
 support: most is#BeOS/YellowTAB_ZETA, support: most is#ReactOS,
 support: most is#SkyOS,  support: most #Unix_style_OS];

[any is#Ability_Write,  support: most is#Microsoft_Windows];

[any is#Apple_Works,
 support: most is#Microsoft_Windows,  support: most is#Mac_OS_X];

[any is#Applix_Word,
 support: most is#Microsoft_Windows, support: most is#Linux];

[any is#Ashampoo_Office,  support: most is#Microsoft_Windows];

[any is#Atlantis_Word_Processor, support: most is#Microsoft_Windows];

[any is#EasyWord,  support: most is#Microsoft_Windows];

[any is#Evermore_Integrated_Office,
 support: most is#Microsoft_Windows, support: most is#Linux];

[any is#EZ_Word,  support: most is#non_BSD_Unix];

[any is#FrameMaker,  support: most is#Microsoft_Windows];

[any is#GoBeProducive,  support: most is#Microsoft_Windows];

[any is#GNU_TeXmacs,
 support: most is#Microsoft_Windows, support: most is#Mac_OS_X,
 support: most is#BSD_Unix, support: most is#Linux];

[any is#Groff,
 support: most is#Microsoft_Windows,
 support: most is#Linux,  support: most is#BSD_Unix];

[any is#Han/Gul,  support: most is#Microsoft_Windows];

[any is#KWord,
 support: no is#Microsoft_Windows,  support: most is#Mac_OS_X,
 support: most is#Linux,  support: most is#BSD_Unix];

[any is#Lotus_Word_Pro,  support: most is#Microsoft_Windows];

[any is#LyX,
 support: most is#Microsoft_Windows,  support: most is#Mac_OS_X,
 support: most is#Linux,  support: most is#traditional_Unix];

[any is#Mellel,  support: most is#Mac_OS_X];

[any is#Microsoft_Word,
 support: most is#Microsoft_Windows,  support: most is#Mac_OS_X];

[any is#Microsoft_Works,
 support: most is#Microsoft_Windows,  support: most is#Mac_OS_X];

[any is#Nisus_Writer,
 support: no is#Microsoft_Windows,  support: most is#Mac_OS_X];

[any is#Nota_Bene,  support: most is#Microsoft_Windows];

[any is#OpenOffice.org_Writer,
 support: most is#Microsoft_Windows,  support: most is#Unix_style_OS];

[any is#Pages,  support: most is#Mac_OS_X];

[any is#Papyrus, support: most is#MorphOS];

[any is#PolyEdit, support: most is#Microsoft_Windows];

[any is#RoughDraft,  support: most is#Microsoft_Windows];

[any is#StarOffice,
 support: most is#Microsoft_Windows, support: most is#Linux];

[any is#Ted,  support: most is#Linux];

[any is#TextEdit, support: most is#Mac_OS_X];

[any is#Text_Maker,
 support: most is#Microsoft_Windows, 
 support: most is#Linux,  support: most is#BSD_Unix];

[any is#WordExpress,  support: most is#Microsoft_Windows];

[any is#WordFile4ME,  support: most is#Microsoft_Windows];

[any is#WordPerfect,
 support: most is#Microsoft_Windows,  support: most is#Mac_OS_X,
 support: most is#Linux,  support: most #traditional_Unix];