Rules and defeasible reasoning on the semantic web

Grigoris Antoniou, Gerd Wagner

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This paper discusses some issues related to the use of rules for the Semantic Web. We argue that rule formalisms and rule-based technologies have to offer a lot for the Semantic Web. In particular, they allow a simple treatment of defeasible reasoning, which is essential for being able to capture many forms of commonsense policies and specifications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-120
Number of pages10
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes


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