Representing Disjunction and Quantifiers in RDF

  title={Representing Disjunction and Quantifiers in RDF},
  author={Drew McDermott and Dejing Dou},
  booktitle={International Semantic Web Conference},
The advantage of the RDF/DAML+OIL family of languages over ordinary XML is that it is topic-neutral and composable. However, its expressivity is severely limited. This limitation is well known, and the usual remedy is reification, in which RDF is used to describe formulas in a richer language. We propose a method for encoding typed predicate calculus using reification, which handles bound variables cleanly and causes the size to increase by only a constant multiple. The method generalizes to… CONTINUE READING
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