Principles and Practice of Semantic Web Reasoning

Second International Workshop, PPSWR 2004, St. Malo, France, September 6-10, 2004. Proceedings

  • Hans Jürgen Ohlbach
  • Sebastian Schaffert
Conference proceedings PPSWR 2004

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3208)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. François Bry, Włodzimierz Drabent, Jan Małuszyński
    Pages 1-18
  3. Wolfgang May, José Júlio Alferes, François Bry
    Pages 19-33
  4. François Bry, Tim Furche, Paula-Lavinia Pătrânjan, Sebastian Schaffert
    Pages 34-49
  5. Enrico Franconi, Sergio Tessaris
    Pages 50-60
  6. Liviu Badea, Doina Tilivea, Anca Hotaran
    Pages 61-75
  7. Jakob Henriksson, Jan Małuszyński
    Pages 76-89
  8. Hongwei Zhu, Stuart E. Madnick, Michael D. Siegel
    Pages 90-101
  9. Nick Bassiliades, Grigoris Antoniou, Ioannis Vlahavas
    Pages 134-148
  10. Back Matter

About these proceedings


The best informal de?nition of the Semantic Web is maybe found in the May 2001Scienti?cAmericanarticle“TheSemanticWeb”(Berners-Leeetal. ),which says“TheSemanticWebisanextensionofthecurrentWebinwhichinformation is given well-de?ned meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation. ” People who work on the Semantic Web quite often base their work on the famous “semantic web tower”, a product of Tim Berners-Lee’s inspiring drawing on whiteboards. The lowest level is the level of character representation (Unicode) and the identi?cation of resources on the Web (URIs). The highest level concerns the problem of trusting information on the Web. Somewhere in the middle of the tower is the logic level. It addresses the problem of represe- ing information on the Web in a way so that inference rules can derive implicit information from explicitly stated information. The workshop “Principles and Practices of Semantic Web Reasoning” (PPSWR 2004) addressed problems on this level. It took place in September 2004 as a satellite event of the 20th Int- national Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP) in St. Malo, France. After PPSWR 2003 in Mumbai, India, it was the second workshop in this series. This book contains the articles presented at the workshop.


Extensible Markup Language (XML) XML XML queries formal methods knowledge extraction knowledge processing logic programming logic reasoning metadata processing nonmonotonic reasoning ontologies ontology semantic web semantic web reasoning web services

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Jürgen Ohlbach
    • 1
  • Sebastian Schaffert
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of MunichGermany
  2. 2.Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft, Knowledge-Based Information SystemsSalzburgAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-22961-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-30122-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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