Zooming in on Ontologies: Minimal Modules and Best Excerpts

@inproceedings{Chen2017ZoomingIO,
  title={Zooming in on Ontologies: Minimal Modules and Best Excerpts},
  author={Jieying Chen and Michel Ludwig and Yue Ma and Dirk Walther},
  booktitle={International Semantic Web Conference},
  year={2017}
}
Ensuring access to the most relevant knowledge contained in large ontologies has been identified as an important challenge. To this end, minimal modules (sub-ontologies that preserve all entailments over a given vocabulary) and excerpts (certain, small number of axioms that best capture the knowledge regarding the vocabulary by allowing for a degree of semantic loss) have been proposed. In this paper, we introduce the notion of subsumption justification as an extension of justification (a… CONTINUE READING

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