Establishing the Semantic Web Reasoning Infrastructure on Description Logic Inference Engines [chapter]

Dimitrios A. Koutsomitropoulos, Dimitrios P. Meidanis, Anastasia N. Kandili, Theodore S. Papatheodorou
2008 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
The recent advent of the Semantic Web has given rise to the need for efficient and sound methods that would provide reasoning support over the knowledge scattered on the Internet. Description Logics and DL-based inference engines in particular play a significant role towards this goal, as they seem to have overlapping expressivity with the Semantic Web de facto language, OWL. In this paper we argue that DLs currently constitute one of the most tempting available formalisms to support reasoning
more » ... ith OWL. Further, we present and survey a number of DL based systems that could be used for this task. Around one of them (Racer) we build our Knowledge Discovery Interface, a web application that can be used to pose intelligent queries to Semantic Web documents in an intuitive manner. As a proof of concept, we then apply the KDI on the CIDOC-CRM reference ontology and discuss our results.
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-77581-2_24 fatcat:zwrs5oe2wvbjvaztt2azjsvpiu