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Ontologies in F-Logic

  • Jürgen AngeleEmail author
  • Michael Kifer
  • Georg Lausen
Part of the International Handbooks on Information Systems book series (INFOSYS)

Summary

Frame Logic (F-logic) combines the advantages of conceptual modeling that come from object-oriented frame-based languages with the declarative style, compact and simple syntax, and the well defined semantics of logic-based languages. F-logic supports typing, meta-reasoning, complex objects, methods, classes, inheritance, rules, queries, modularization, and scoped inference. In this paper we describe the capabilities of knowledge representation systems based on F-logic and illustrate the use of this logic for ontology specification. We give an overview of the syntax and semantics of the language and discuss the main ideas behind the various implementations. Finally, we present a concrete application deployed in the automotive industry.

Keywords

Predicate Symbol Cardinality Constraint Class Hierarchy Path Expression Class Person 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ontoprise GmbHKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.State University of New York at Stony BrookStony BrookUSA
  3. 3.Georges-Koehler-AlleeAlbert-Ludwigs-Universität FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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