Abstract

OWL, the most commonly used web ontology language, has limited provision for handling modular ontologies. Specifically, the owl:imports construct for linking ontology modules lacks support for partial reuse of or localized semantics for the linked ontology modules. We propose an alternative to owl:imports, namely, semantic importing, for linking multiple modular ontologies with support for localized semantics, partial ontology reuse, and distributed reasoning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume216
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventWorkshop on OWL: Experiences and Directions, OWLED 2006 - Athens, GA, United States
Duration: Nov 10 2006Nov 11 2006

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Ontology
Semantics

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  • Computer Science(all)

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In: CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Vol. 216, 01.12.2006.

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