Reasoning Web. Semantic Technologies for Information Systems

5th International Summer School 2009, Brixen-Bressanone, Italy, August 30 - September 4, 2009, Tutorial Lectures

  • Sergio Tessaris
  • Enrico Franconi
  • Thomas Eiter
  • Claudio Gutierrez
  • Siegfried Handschuh
  • Marie-Christine Rousset
  • Renate A. Schmidt
Textbook Reasoning Web 2009

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5689)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Franz Baader
    Pages 1-39
  3. Thomas Eiter, Giovambattista Ianni, Thomas Krennwallner
    Pages 40-110
  4. Maarten Marx
    Pages 111-157
  5. Marcelo Arenas, Claudio Gutierrez, Jorge Pérez
    Pages 158-204
  6. Souripriya Das, Jagannathan Srinivasan
    Pages 205-221
  7. Michael Sintek, Siegfried Handschuh, Simon Scerri, Ludger van Elst
    Pages 222-254
  8. Diego Calvanese, Giuseppe De Giacomo, Domenico Lembo, Maurizio Lenzerini, Antonella Poggi, Mariano Rodriguez-Muro et al.
    Pages 255-356
  9. Back Matter

About this book


This book contains a collection of seven thoroughly revised tutorial papers based on lectures given by leading researchers at the 5th International Summer School on the Reasoning Web, held in Brixen-Bressanone, Italy, from August 30 to September 4, 2009. The objective of the book is to provide a coherent introduction to semantic web methods and research issues with a particular emphasis on reasoning.

The focus of this year’s event was on the use of semantic technologies to enhance data access on the web. Topics covered include design and analysis of reasoning procedures for description logics; answer set programming basics, its modeling methodology and its principal extensions tailored for semantic web applications; languages for constraining and querying XML data; RDF database theory and efficient and scalable support for RDF/OWL data storage, loading, inferencing and querying; tractable description logics and their use for ontology-based data access; and the social semantic desktop, which defines a user’s personal information environment as a source and end-point of the semantic web.


RDF databases XML XQuery answer set programming description logics knowledge management ontologies ontology semantic web

Editors and affiliations

  • Sergio Tessaris
    • 1
  • Enrico Franconi
    • 2
  • Thomas Eiter
    • 3
  • Claudio Gutierrez
    • 4
  • Siegfried Handschuh
    • 5
  • Marie-Christine Rousset
    • 6
  • Renate A. Schmidt
    • 7
  1. 1.Free University of Bozen - BolzanoBolzanoItaly
  2. 2.Faculty of Computer ScienceFree University of Bozen-BolzanoBozen-BolzanoItaly
  3. 3.Institut für InformationssystemeTechnische Universität WienViennaAustria
  4. 4.Depto. de Ciencias de la ComputaciónUniversidad de ChileSantiagoChile
  5. 5.Digital Enterprise Research InstituteNational University of IrelandGalway
  6. 6.University of Grenoble, LSR-IMAGSt Martin d’Heres CedexFrance
  7. 7.School of Computer ScienceThe University of ManchesterManchesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-03753-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-03754-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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