Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence

Non-Standard Inferences in Description Logics

From Foundations and Definitions to Algorithms and Analysis

Authors: Küsters, Ralf

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Description logics (DLs) are used to represent structured knowledge. Inference services testing consistency of knowledge bases and computing subconcept/superconcept hierarchies are the main feature of DL systems. Intensive research during the last fifteen years has led to highly optimized systems that allow to reason about knowledge bases efficiently. However, applications often require additional non-standard inferences to support both the construction and the maintenance of knowledge bases, thus making the inference procedures again incomplete.
This book, which is a revised version of the author's PhD thesis, constitutes a significant step to fill this gap by providing an excellent formal foundation of the most prominent non-standard inferences. The descriptions given include precise definitions, complete algorithms and thorough complexity analysis. With its solid foundation, the book also serves as a basis for future research.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Non-Standard Inferences in Description Logics
Book Subtitle
From Foundations and Definitions to Algorithms and Analysis
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Series Volume
2100
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-44613-2
DOI
10.1007/3-540-44613-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-42397-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 254
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