Yazmin Angélica Ibáñez-García

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We study finite model reasoning in expressive Horn description logics (DLs), starting with a reduction of finite ABox consistency to unrestricted ABox consistency. The reduction relies on reversing certain cycles in the TBox, an approach that originated in database theory, was later adapted to the inexpressive DL DL-LiteF , and is shown here to extend to(More)
Data in description logic knowledge bases is stored in the form of an ABox. ABoxes are often confusing for developers coming from relational databases because an ABox, in contrast to a database instance, provides an incomplete specification. A recently introduced assertional component of a description logic knowledge base is a DBox, which behaves more like(More)
UML class diagrams (UCDs) are the de-facto standard formalism for the analysis and design of information systems. By adopting formal language techniques to capture constraints expressed by UCDs one can exploit automated reasoning tools to detect relevant properties, such as schema and class satisfiability and subsumption between classes. Among the reasoning(More)
While conjunctive query (CQ) answering over DL-Lite has been studied extensively, there have been few attempts to analyse CQs with negated atoms. This paper deepens the study of the problem. Answering CQs with safe negation and CQs with a single inequality over DL-Lite with role inclusions is shown to be undecidable, even for a fixed TBox and query. Without(More)
UML class diagrams (UCDs) are the de-facto standard formalism for the analysis and design of information systems. By adopting formal language techniques to capture constraints expressed by UCDs one can exploit automated reasoning tools to detect relevant properties, such as schema and class satisfiability and subsumption between classes. Among the reasoning(More)
One of the most prominent applications of description logic ontolo-gies is their use for accessing data. In this setting, ontologies provide an abstract conceptual layer of the data schema, and queries over the ontology are then used to access the data. In this paper we focus on extensions of conjunctive queries (CQs) and unions of conjunctive queries(More)
Finite model reasoning in expressive DLs such as ALCQI and SHIQ requires non-trivial algorithmic approaches that are substantially differerent from algorithms used for reasoning about unrestricted models. In contrast, finite model reasoning in the inexpressive fragment DL-LiteF of ALCQI and SHIQ is algorithmically rather simple: using a TBox completion(More)