Anni-Yasmin Turhan

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Methods for computing the least common subsumer (lcs) are usually restricted to rather inexpressive DLs whereas existing knowledge bases are written in very expressive DLs. In order to allow the user to re-use concepts defined in such terminologies and still support the definition of new concepts by computing the lcs, we extend the notion of the lcs of(More)
In Description Logics (DL) knowledge bases (KBs), information is typically captured by clear-cut concepts. For many practical applications querying the KB by crisp concepts is too restrictive; a user might be willing to lose some precision in the query, in exchange of a larger selection of answers. Similarity measures can offer a controlled way of gradually(More)
This paper investigates optimization techniques and data structures exploiting the use of so-called pseudo models. These techniques are applied to speed up TBox and ABox reasoning for the description logics ALCNHR+ and ALC(D). The advances are demonstrated by an empirical analysis using the description logic system RACE that implements TBox and ABox(More)
Description Logics (DLs) are the formalism underlying the standard web ontology language OWL 2. DLs have formal semantics which are the basis for powerful reasoning services. In this paper, we introduce the basic notions of DLs and the techniques that realize subsumption—the fundamental reasoning service of DL systems. We discuss two reasoning methods for(More)
Methods for computing the least common subsumer (lcs) are usually restricted to rather inexpressive DLs whereas existing knowledge bases are written in very expressive DLs. In order to allow the user to re-use concepts defined in such terminologies and still support the definition of new concepts by computing the lcs, we extend the notion of the lcs of(More)