Decentralized Case-Based Reasoning for the Semantic Web

  • Mathieu d’Aquin
  • Jean Lieber
  • Amedeo Napoli
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3729)


Decentralized case-based reasoning (DzCBR) is a reasoning framework that addresses the problem of adaptive reasoning in a multi-ontology environment. It is a case-based reasoning (CBR) approach which relies on contextualized ontologies in the C-OWL formalism for the representation of domain knowledge and adaptation knowledge. A context in C-OWL is used to represent a particular viewpoint, containing the knowledge needed to solve a particular local problem. Semantic relations between contexts and the associated reasoning mechanisms allow the CBR process in a particular viewpoint to reuse and share information about the problem and the already found solutions in the other viewpoints.


Description Logic Target Problem Source Problem Internal Mammary Chain Ontology Alignment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mathieu d’Aquin
    • 1
  • Jean Lieber
    • 1
  • Amedeo Napoli
    • 1
  1. 1.LORIA (INRIA Lorraine, CNRS, Nancy Universities)Vandœuvre-lès-NancyFrance

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