Nonmonotonic Rule Systems on Top of Ontology Layers

Grigoris Antoniou

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The development of the Semantic Web proceeds in layers. Currently the most advanced layer that has reached maturity is the ontology layer, in the from of the DAML+OIL language which corresponds to a rich description logic. The next step will be the the realization of logical rule systems on top of the ontology layer. Computationally simple nonmonotonic rule systems show promise to play an important role in electronic commerce on the Semantic Web. In this paper we outline how nonmonotonic rule systems in the form of defeasible reasoning, can be built on top of description logics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web, ISWC 2002 - First International Semantic Web Conference, Proceedings
EditorsIan Horrocks, James Hendler
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783540480051
ISBN (Print)3540437606, 9783540437604
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Semantic Web Conference - Sardinia, Italy
Duration: 9 Jun 200212 Jun 2002
Conference number: 1

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2342 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference1st International Semantic Web Conference
Abbreviated titleISWC 2002


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