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A Visual Environment for Developing Defeasible Rule Bases for the Semantic Web

  • Nick Bassiliades
  • Efstratios Kontopoulos
  • Grigoris Antoniou
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3791)

Abstract

Defeasible reasoning is a rule-based approach for efficient reasoning with incomplete and inconsistent information. Such reasoning is useful for many applications in the Semantic Web. However, the RuleML syntax of defeasible logic may appear too complex for many users. Furthermore, the interplay between various technologies and languages, such as defeasible reasoning, RuleML, and RDF impose a demand for using multiple, diverse tools for building rule-based applications for the Semantic Web. In this paper we present VDR-Device, a visual integrated development environment for developing and using defeasible logic rule bases on top of RDF ontologies. VDR-Device integrates in a user-friendly graphical shell, a visual RuleML-compliant rule editor that constrains the allowed vocabulary through analysis of the input RDF ontologies and a defeasible reasoning system that processes RDF data and RDF Schema ontologies.

Keywords

Rule Base Visual Environment Deductive Rule Defeasible Reasoning Rule Editor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nick Bassiliades
    • 1
  • Efstratios Kontopoulos
    • 1
  • Grigoris Antoniou
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Institute of Computer ScienceFO.R.T.H.HeraklionGreece

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