Merging and Aligning Ontologies in dl-Programs

Kewen Wang, Grigoris Antoniou, Rodney Topor, Abdul Sattar

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The language of dl-programs is a latest effort in developing an expressive representation for Web-based ontologies. It allows to build answer set programming (ASP) on top of description logic and thus some attractive features of ASP can be employed in the design of the Semantic Web architecture. In this paper we first generalize dl-programs by allowing multiple knowledge bases and then accordingly, define the answer set semantics for the dl-programs. A novel technique called forgetting is developed in the setting of dl-programs and applied to ontology merging and aligning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRules and Rule Markup Languages for the Semantic Web
Subtitle of host publicationFirst International Conference, RuleML 2005, Galway, Ireland, November 10-12, 2005. Proceedings
EditorsAsaf Adi, Suzette Stoutenburg, Said Tabet
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
VolumeLNCS 3791
ISBN (Electronic)9783540322702
ISBN (Print)354029922X, 9783540299226
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Rules and Rule Markup Languages for the Semantic Web - Galway, Ireland
Duration: 10 Nov 200512 Nov 2005
Conference number: 1

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Volume3791 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference1st International Conference on Rules and Rule Markup Languages for the Semantic Web
Abbreviated title RuleML 2005


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