Identifying an Agent’s Preferences Toward Similarity Measures in Description Logics

  • Teeradaj RacharakEmail author
  • Boontawee Suntisrivaraporn
  • Satoshi Tojo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9544)


In Description Logics (DLs), concept similarity measures (CSMs) aim at identifying a degree of commonality between two given concepts and are often regarded as a generalization of the classical reasoning problem of equivalence. That is, any two concepts are equivalent if their similarity degree is one, and vice versa. When two concepts are not quite equivalent but similar, nevertheless, a problem may arise as to which aspects of commonality should play more important role than others. This work presents the so-called preference profile, which is design guidelines for an agent’s preferences and points out to our preliminary developing stage of \(\mathsf {sim}^\pi \) [1], in which an agent’s preferences can influence the calculation of CSM in DL \(\mathcal {ELH}\).


Preference profile Concept similarity measures Non-standard reasoning services Description logics 



This research is partially supported by Thammasart University Research Fund under the TU Research Scholar, Contract No. TOR POR 1/13/2558; the Center of Excellence in Intelligent Informatics, Speech and Language Technology, and Service Innovation (CILS), Thammasat University; and the JAIST-NECTEC-SIIT dual doctoral degree program.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Teeradaj Racharak
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Boontawee Suntisrivaraporn
    • 1
  • Satoshi Tojo
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Information, Computer and Communication Technology, Sirindhorn International Institute of TechnologyThammasat UniversityPathum ThaniThailand
  2. 2.School of Information ScienceJapan Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyIshikawaJapan

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