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A Distributed and Fuzzy Extension of Description Logics

  • Yanhui Li
  • Baowen Xu
  • Jianjiang Lu
  • Dazhou Kang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4251)

Abstract

By development of the Semantic Web, demands for increasing expressive power of ontology languages has triggered a mass of extending description logics in fuzzy and distributed cases. However, current solutions are proposed respectively on one of these two aspects. By integrating E-connection into extended fuzzy description logics (EFDLs), this paper proposes a novel logical approach distributed EFDLs (DEFDLs) to couple both fuzzy and distributed features within description logics. In DEFDLs, cut links are introduced to describe fuzzy relations among various fuzzy areas, hence connecting distributed EFDLs knowledge bases to construct a global DEFDLs knowledge base. We make a primitive discussion about reasoning issues within DEFDLs, where some current fuzzy reasoning technique can be reused in restricted DEFDLs knowledge bases.

Keywords

Resource Description Framework Description Logic Fuzzy Concept Ontology Language Fuzzy Extension 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yanhui Li
    • 1
    • 2
  • Baowen Xu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jianjiang Lu
    • 3
  • Dazhou Kang
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and EngineeringSoutheast UniversityNanjingP.R. China
  2. 2.Jiangsu Institute of Software QualityNanjingP.R. China
  3. 3.Institute of Command AutomationPLA University of Science and TechnologyNanjingP.R. China

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