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Hitzler, Pascal ; Sure, York ; Studer, Rudi

Description Logic Programs: A Practical Choice For the Modelling of Ontologies

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Knowledge representation using ontologies constitutes the heart of
semantic technologies. Despite successful standardization efforts by the
W3C, however, there are still numerous different ontology representation
languages being used, and interoperability between them is in general not
given. The problem is aggrevated by the fact that current standards lay
foundations only and are well-known to be insufficient for the modelling of
finer details. Thus, a plethora of extensions of the basic languages is being
proposed, rendering the picture of ontology representation languages to
be chaotic, to say the least. While semantic technologies start to become
applicable and are being applied in adjacent areas of research and in research
projects with industrial participation, and can soon be expected
to become an integral part of industrial applications, the practitioner is
faced with the difficult task of choosing his basic ontology representation
paradigm. We will argue that the OWL subset known as Description Logic
Programs constitutes a very reasonable choice.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Pascal Hitzler and York Sure and Rudi Studer},
  title =	{Description Logic Programs: A Practical Choice For the Modelling of Ontologies},
  booktitle =	{Principles and Practices of Semantic Web Reasoning},
  year =	{2006},
  editor =	{Fran{\c{c}}ois Bry and Fran{\c{c}}ois Fages and Massimo Marchiori and Hans-J{\"u}rgen Ohlbach},
  number =	{05371},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Internationales Begegnungs- und Forschungszentrum f{\"u}r Informatik (IBFI), Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  annote =	{Keywords: Description Logic Programs}

Keywords: Description Logic Programs
Collection: 05371 - Principles and Practices of Semantic Web Reasoning
Issue Date: 2006
Date of publication: 23.02.2006

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