Fuzzy Description Logic Reasoning Using a Fixpoint Algorithm [chapter]

Uwe Keller, Stijn Heymans
2008 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We present FixIt(ALC), a novel procedure for deciding knowledge base (KB) satisfiability in the Fuzzy Description Logic (FDL) ALC. FixIt(ALC) does not search for tree-structured models as in tableau-based proof procedures, but embodies a (greatest) fixpoint-computation of canonical models that are not necessarily tree-structured, based on a type-elimination process. Soundness, completeness and termination are proven and the runtime and space complexity are discussed. We give a precise
more » ... zation of the worst-case complexity of deciding KB satisfiability (as well as related terminological and assertional reasoning tasks) in ALC in the general case and show that our method yields a worst-case optimal decision procedure (under reasonable assumptions). To the best of our knowledge it is the first fixpoint-based decision procedure for FDLs, hence introducing a new class of inference procedures into FDL reasoning.
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-92687-0_18 fatcat:evmugbmvbzgzze3izh7bsrjtyi