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On the Utility and Feasibility of Reasoning with Undecidable Semantic Web Formalisms

@inproceedings{Rudolph2011OnTU,
  title={On the Utility and Feasibility of Reasoning with Undecidable Semantic Web Formalisms},
  author={Sebastian Rudolph and Michael Schneider},
  year={2011}
}
Semantic Web knowledge representation standards such as RDF and OWL have gained momentum in the last years and are widely applied today. In the course of the standardization process of these and other knowledge representation formalisms, decidability of logical entailment has often been advocated as a central design criterion. On the other hand, restricting to decidable formalisms inevitably comes with constraints in terms of modeling power. Therefore, in this paper, we examine the requirement… Expand
Utility and Feasibility of Reasoning beyond Decidability in Semantic Technologies
TLDR
A way to establish incomplete - yet useful - reasoning support for undecidable formalisms by deploying machinery from the successful domain of theorem proving in first-order predicate logic is discussed. Expand

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