On the semantics of linking and importing in modular ontologies

Jie Bao, Doina Caragea, Vasant G. Honavar

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Abstract

Modular ontology languages, such as Distributed Description Logics (DDL), ε-connections and Package-based Description Logics (P-DL) offer two broad classes of approaches to connect multiple ontology modules: the use of mappings or linkings between ontology modules e.g., DDL and ε-connections; and the use of importing e.g., P-DL. The major difference between the two approaches is on the usage of "foreign terms" at the syntactic level, and on the local model disjointness at the semantic level. We compare the semantics of linking in DDL and ε-connections, and importing in P-DL within the Distributed First Order Logics (DFOL) framework. Our investigation shows that the domain disjointness assumption adopted by the linking approach leads to several semantic difficulties. We explore the possibility of avoiding some of these difficulties using the importing approach to linking ontology modules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web - ISWC 2006 - 5th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages72-86
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)3540490299, 9783540490296
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event5th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2006 - Athens, GA, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2006Nov 9 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4273 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other5th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2006
CountryUnited States
CityAthens, GA
Period11/5/0611/9/06

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Description Logics
Linking
Ontology
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Syntactics
First-order Logic
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Bao, J., Caragea, D., & Honavar, V. G. (2006). On the semantics of linking and importing in modular ontologies. In The Semantic Web - ISWC 2006 - 5th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2006, Proceedings (pp. 72-86). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4273 LNCS). Springer Verlag.
Bao, Jie ; Caragea, Doina ; Honavar, Vasant G. / On the semantics of linking and importing in modular ontologies. The Semantic Web - ISWC 2006 - 5th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2006, Proceedings. Springer Verlag, 2006. pp. 72-86 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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Bao, J, Caragea, D & Honavar, VG 2006, On the semantics of linking and importing in modular ontologies. in The Semantic Web - ISWC 2006 - 5th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2006, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 4273 LNCS, Springer Verlag, pp. 72-86, 5th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2006, Athens, GA, United States, 11/5/06.

On the semantics of linking and importing in modular ontologies. / Bao, Jie; Caragea, Doina; Honavar, Vasant G.

The Semantic Web - ISWC 2006 - 5th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2006, Proceedings. Springer Verlag, 2006. p. 72-86 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4273 LNCS).

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Bao J, Caragea D, Honavar VG. On the semantics of linking and importing in modular ontologies. In The Semantic Web - ISWC 2006 - 5th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2006, Proceedings. Springer Verlag. 2006. p. 72-86. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).