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Answering conjunctive queries (CQs) over a set of facts extended with existential rules is a prominent problem in knowledge representation and databases. This problem can be solved using the chase algorithm, which extends the given set of facts with fresh facts in order to satisfy the rules. If the chase terminates, then CQs can be evaluated directly in the(More)
We tackle a long-standing open research problem and prove the decidability of query answering under the stable model semantics for guarded existential rules, where rule bodies may contain negated atoms, and provide complexity results. The results extend to guarded Datalog ± with negation, and thus provide a natural and decidable stable model semantics to(More)
In this paper we argue that the category of Stone spaces forms an interesting base category for coalgebras, in particular, if one considers the Vietoris functor as an analogue to the power set functor on the category of sets. We prove that the so-called descriptive general frames, which play a fundamental role in the semantics of modal logics, can be seen(More)
With coalgebras usually being defined in terms of an endofunctor T on sets, this paper shows that modal logics for T-coalgebras can be naturally described as functors L on boolean algebras. Building on this idea, we study soundness, completeness and expressiveness of coalgebraic logics from the perspective of duality theory. That is, given a logic L for(More)
Answering conjunctive queries (CQs) over a set of facts extended with existential rules is a key problem in knowledge representation and databases. This problem can be solved using the chase (aka materialisation) algorithm; however, CQ answering is undecidable for general existential rules, so the chase is not guaranteed to terminate. Several acyclicity(More)
The Datalog± family of expressive extensions of Datalog has recently been introduced as a new paradigm for query answering over ontologies, which captures and extends several common description logics. It extends plain Datalog by features such as existentially quantified rule heads and, at the same time, restricts the rule syntax so as to achieve(More)
It has been recognised that the expressivity of description logics benefits from the introduction of non-standard modal operators beyond existential and number restrictions. Such operators support notions such as uncertainty, defaults, agency, obligation , or evidence, whose semantics often lies outside the realm of relational structures. Coalgebraic hybrid(More)