A semantic importing approach to knowledge reuse from multiple ontologies

Jie Bao, Giora Slutzki, Vasant Honavar

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Abstract

We present the syntax and semantics of a modular ontology language SHOIQP to support context-specific reuse of knowledge from multiple ontologies. A SHOIQP ontology consists of multiple ontology modules (each of which can be viewed as a SHOIQ ontology) and concept, role and nominal names can be shared by "importing" relations among modules. SHOIQP supports contextualized interpretation, i.e., interpretation from the point of view of a specific package. We establish the necessary and sufficient constraints on domain relations (i.e., the relations between individuals in different local domains) to preserve the satisfiability of concept formulae, monotonicity of inference, and transitive reuse of knowledge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAAAI-07/IAAI-07 Proceedings
Subtitle of host publication22nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 19th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference
Pages1304-1309
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Nov 28 2007
EventAAAI-07/IAAI-07 Proceedings: 22nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 19th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Jul 22 2007Jul 26 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Volume2

Other

OtherAAAI-07/IAAI-07 Proceedings: 22nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 19th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period7/22/077/26/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Bao, J., Slutzki, G., & Honavar, V. (2007). A semantic importing approach to knowledge reuse from multiple ontologies. In AAAI-07/IAAI-07 Proceedings: 22nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 19th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference (pp. 1304-1309). (Proceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence; Vol. 2).