Representing temporal knowledge in the semantic Web: The extended 4D fluents approach

Sotiris Batsakis, Euripides G.M. Petrakis

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Representing information that evolves in time in ontologies, as well as reasoning over static and dynamic ontologies are the areas of interest in this work. Building upon well established standards of the semantic Web and the 4D-fluents approach for representing the evolution of temporal information in ontologies, this work demonstrates how qualitative temporal relations that are common in natural language expressions (i.e., relations between time intervals like "before", "after", etc.) are represented in ontologies. Existing approaches allow for representations of temporal information, but do not support representation of qualitative relations and reasoning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCombinations of Intelligent Methods and Applications
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Workshop,CIMA 2010, France,October 2010
EditorsIoannis Hatzilygeroudis, Jim Prentzas
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783642196188
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026


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