Integrity and Change in Modular Ontologies

  • Klein Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam de Boelelaan


The benefits of modular representations arc well known from many areas of computer science. In this paper, we concentrate on the benefits of modular ontologies with respect to local containment of terminological reasoning. We define an architecture for modular ontologies that supports local reasoning by compiling implied subsumption relations. We further… (More)


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