Towards an Efficient Algorithm to Reason over Description Logics Extended with Nominal Schemas

  • David Carral
  • Cong Wang
  • Pascal Hitzler
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7994)

Abstract

Extending description logics with so-called nominal schemas has been shown to be a major step towards integrating description logics with rules paradigms. However, establishing efficient algorithms for reasoning with nominal schemas has so far been a challenge. In this paper, we present an algorithm to reason with the description logic fragment \(\mathcal{ELROV}_{n}\), a fragment that extends \(\mathcal{EL}^{++}\) with nominal schemas. We also report on an implementation and experimental evaluation of the algorithm, which shows that our approach is indeed rather efficient.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Carral
    • 1
  • Cong Wang
    • 1
  • Pascal Hitzler
    • 1
  1. 1.Kno.e.sis CenterWright State UniversityDaytonU.S.A.

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