Repairing Socially Aggregated Ontologies Using Axiom Weakening

  • Daniele PorelloEmail author
  • Nicolas Troquard
  • Roberto Confalonieri
  • Pietro Galliani
  • Oliver Kutz
  • Rafael Peñaloza
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10621)


Ontologies represent principled, formalised descriptions of agents’ conceptualisations of a domain. For a community of agents, these descriptions may significantly differ. We propose an aggregative view of the integration of ontologies based on Judgement Aggregation (JA). Agents may vote on statements of the ontologies, and we aim at constructing a collective, integrated ontology, that reflects the individual conceptualisations as much as possible. As several results in JA show, many attractive and widely used aggregation procedures are prone to return inconsistent collective ontologies. We propose to solve the possible inconsistencies in the collective ontology by applying suitable weakenings of axioms that cause inconsistencies.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniele Porello
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nicolas Troquard
    • 1
  • Roberto Confalonieri
    • 1
  • Pietro Galliani
    • 1
  • Oliver Kutz
    • 1
  • Rafael Peñaloza
    • 1
  1. 1.Free University of Bozen-BolzanoBolzanoItaly

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