F-OWL: An Inference Engine for Semantic Web
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- Zou Y., Finin T., Chen H. (2004) F-OWL: An Inference Engine for Semantic Web. In: Hinchey M.G., Rash J.L., Truszkowski W.F., Rouff C.A. (eds) Formal Approaches to Agent-Based Systems. FAABS 2004. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3228. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Understanding and using the data and knowledge encoded in semantic web documents requires an inference engine. F-OWL is an inference engine for the semantic web language OWL language based on F-logic, an approach to defining frame-based systems in logic. F-OWL is implemented using XSB and Flora-2 and takes full advantage of their features. We describe how F-OWL computes ontology entailment and compare it with other description logic based approaches. We also describe TAGA, a trading agent environment that we have used as a test bed for F-OWL and to explore how multiagent systems can use semantic web concepts and technology.
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