Conceptual Schemas and Ontologies for Database Access: Myths and Challenges

  • Enrico Franconi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4801)


First, I will argue that well-founded conceptual modelling and ontology design is required to support intelligent information access. Then, I will show which are the technical consequences of such choices, and how the foundational and computational problems to be faced are non-trivial. The arguments are based on the use of classical logics and description logics as a formal tools for the framework, and I will make use of languages and examples taken from the Entity-Relationship arena.


Information System Artificial Intelligence Conceptual Modelling Mathematical Logic System Application 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Enrico Franconi
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  1. 1.Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Piazza Domenicani 3, I-39100 Bozen-Bolzano BZItaly

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