Integrated Representation of Temporal Intervals and Durations for the Semantic Web

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Abstract

Representation of temporal information for the Semantic Web often involves qualitative defined information (i.e., information described using natural language terms such as "before" or "lasts longer than"), since precise dates, times and durations are not always available. A basic aspect of temporal information is duration of intervals, thus embedding duration relations into ontologies along with their semantics and reasoning rules is an important practical issue. This work proposes a new representation for intervals and their durations in ontologies by means of OWL properties and reasoning rules in SWRL embedded into the ontology. The proposed representation is based on the decomposition of Interval Duration calculus relations (INDU) offering a compact representation and a tractable reasoning mechanism. Furthermore, by embedding reasoning rules using SWRL into the ontology, reasoning semantics are an integrated part of the representation which can be easily shared and modified without requiring additional specialized reasoning software.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Trends in Database and Inf. Systems II - Selected Papers of the 18th East European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems and Associated Satellite Events, ADBIS 2014, Proc. II
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages147-158
Number of pages12
Volume312
ISBN (Print)9783319105178
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event18th East European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems and Associated Satellite Events - Ohrid, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
Duration: 7 Sep 201410 Sep 2014
Conference number: 18

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume312
ISSN (Print)21945357

Conference

Conference18th East European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems and Associated Satellite Events
Abbreviated titleADBIS 2014
CountryMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
CityOhrid
Period7/09/1410/09/14

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Batsakis, S., Antoniou, G., & Tachmazidis, I. (2015). Integrated Representation of Temporal Intervals and Durations for the Semantic Web. In New Trends in Database and Inf. Systems II - Selected Papers of the 18th East European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems and Associated Satellite Events, ADBIS 2014, Proc. II (Vol. 312, pp. 147-158). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 312). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10518-5_12
Batsakis, Sotirios ; Antoniou, Grigoris ; Tachmazidis, Ilias. / Integrated Representation of Temporal Intervals and Durations for the Semantic Web. New Trends in Database and Inf. Systems II - Selected Papers of the 18th East European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems and Associated Satellite Events, ADBIS 2014, Proc. II. Vol. 312 Springer Verlag, 2015. pp. 147-158 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing).
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Batsakis, S, Antoniou, G & Tachmazidis, I 2015, Integrated Representation of Temporal Intervals and Durations for the Semantic Web. in New Trends in Database and Inf. Systems II - Selected Papers of the 18th East European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems and Associated Satellite Events, ADBIS 2014, Proc. II. vol. 312, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 312, Springer Verlag, pp. 147-158, 18th East European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems and Associated Satellite Events, Ohrid, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of, 7/09/14. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10518-5_12

Integrated Representation of Temporal Intervals and Durations for the Semantic Web. / Batsakis, Sotirios; Antoniou, Grigoris; Tachmazidis, Ilias.

New Trends in Database and Inf. Systems II - Selected Papers of the 18th East European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems and Associated Satellite Events, ADBIS 2014, Proc. II. Vol. 312 Springer Verlag, 2015. p. 147-158 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 312).

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Batsakis S, Antoniou G, Tachmazidis I. Integrated Representation of Temporal Intervals and Durations for the Semantic Web. In New Trends in Database and Inf. Systems II - Selected Papers of the 18th East European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems and Associated Satellite Events, ADBIS 2014, Proc. II. Vol. 312. Springer Verlag. 2015. p. 147-158. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10518-5_12