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Martinez

AAAI Conferences

In this paper we show that the problem of deciding the consistency of a knowledge base in the Description Logic ALCM is ExpTime-complete. The M stands for meta-modelling as defined by Motz, Rohrer and Severi. To show our main result, we define an ExpTime Tableau algorithm as an extension of an algorithm for ALC by Nguyen and Szalas.


Complexity of the Description Logic ALCM

AAAI Conferences

In this paper we show that the problem of deciding the consistency of a knowledge base in the Description Logic ALCM is ExpTime-complete. The M stands for meta-modelling as defined by Motz, Rohrer and Severi. To show our main result, we define an ExpTime Tableau algorithm as an extension of an algorithm for ALC by Nguyen and Szalas.


Expressive Description Logic with Instantiation Metamodelling

AAAI Conferences

We investigate a higher-order extension of the description logic (DL) SROIQ that provides a fixedly interpreted role semantically coupled with instantiation. It is useful to express interesting meta-level constraints on the modelled ontology. We provide a model-theoretic characterization of the semantics, and we show the decidability by means of reduction.


Lenzerini

AAAI Conferences

Inspired by recent work on higher-order Description Logics, we propose HOS, a new semantics for OWL 2 QL ontologies. We then consider SPARQL queries which are legal under the direct semantics entailment regime,we extend them with logical union, existential variables, and unrestricted use of variables so as to express meaningful meta-level queries. We show that both satisfiability checking and answering instance queries with metavariables have the same ABox complexity as under direct semantics.


Baumann

AAAI Conferences

We consider knowledge representation (KR) formalisms as collections of finite knowledge bases with a model-theoretic semantics. In this setting, we show that for every KR formalism there is a formalism that characterizes strong equivalence in the original formalism, that is unique up to isomorphism and that has a model theory similar to classical logic.