On Applying the AGM Theory to DLs and OWL

Giorgos Flouris, Dimitris Plexousakis, Grigoris Antoniou

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It is generally acknowledged that any Knowledge Base (KB) should be able to adapt itself to new information received. This problem has been extensively studied in the field of belief change, the dominating approach being the AGM theory. This theory set the standard for determining the rationality of a given belief change mechanism but was placed in a certain context which makes it inapplicable to logics used in the Semantic Web, such as Description Logics (DLs) and OWL. We believe the Semantic Web community would benefit from the application of the AGM theory to such logics. This paper is a preliminary study towards the feasibility of this application. Our approach raises interesting theoretical challenges and has an important practical impact too, given the central role that DLs and OWL play in the Semantic Web.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web, ISWC 2005
Subtitle of host publication4th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2005, Proceedings
EditorsYolanda Gill, Enrico Motta, V. Richard Benjamins, Mark A. Musen
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages16
Volume3729 LNCS
ISBN (Electronic)9783540320821
ISBN (Print)3540297545, 9783540297543
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Semantic Web Conference - Galway, Ireland
Duration: 6 Nov 200510 Nov 2005
Conference number: 4

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3729 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference4th International Semantic Web Conference
Abbreviated titleISWC 2005


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