A survey of temporal extensions of description logics


This paper surveys the temporal extensions of description logics appearearing in the literature. The analysis considers a large spectrum of approaches appearearing in the temporal description logics area: from the loosely coupled approaches – which comprise, for example, the enhancement of simple description logics with a constraint based mechanism – to the most principled ones – which consider a combined semantics for the abstract and the temporal domains. It will be shown how these latter approaches have a strict connection with temporal logics. Advantages of using temporal description logics are their high expressivity combined with desirable computational properties – such as decidability, soundness and completeness of deduction procedures. In this survey the computational properties of various families of temporal description logics will be pointed out.

DOI: 10.1023/A:1016636131405

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@article{Artale2000ASO, title={A survey of temporal extensions of description logics}, author={Alessandro Artale and Enrico Franconi}, journal={Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence}, year={2000}, volume={30}, pages={171-210} }