Reasoning over Ontologies with Hidden Content: The Import-by-Query Approach

@article{Grau2012ReasoningOO,
  title={Reasoning over Ontologies with Hidden Content: The Import-by-Query Approach},
  author={Bernardo Cuenca Grau and Boris Motik},
  journal={J. Artif. Intell. Res.},
  year={2012},
  volume={45},
  pages={197-255}
}
There is currently a growing interest in techniques for hiding parts of the signature of an ontology Kh that is being reused by another ontology Kv. Towards this goal, in this paper we propose the import-by-query framework, which makes the content of Kh accessible through a limited query interface. If Kv reuses the symbols from Kh in a certain restricted way, one can reason over Kv ∪ Kh by accessing only Kv and the query interface. We map out the landscape of the import-by-query problem. In… CONTINUE READING
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