Revisiting Default Description Logics - and Their Role in Aligning Ontologies


We present a new approach to extend the Web Ontology Language (OWL) with the capabilities to reason with defaults. This work improves upon the previously established results on integrating defaults with description logics (DLs), which were shown to be decidable only when the application of defaults is restricted to named individuals in the knowledge base. We demonstrate that the application of defaults (integrated with DLs) does not have to be restricted to named individuals to retain decidability and elaborate on the application of defaults in the context of ontology alignment and ontology-based systems.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-15615-6_1

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@inproceedings{Sengupta2014RevisitingDD, title={Revisiting Default Description Logics - and Their Role in Aligning Ontologies}, author={Kunal Sengupta and Pascal Hitzler and Krzysztof Janowicz}, booktitle={JIST}, year={2014} }