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Large abox store (LAS) : database support for abox queries

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Large abox store (LAS) : database support for abox queries

Chen, Cui Ming (2005) Large abox store (LAS) : database support for abox queries. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

The semantic web has drawn the attention from both academic and industry. Description Logics (DLs), a family of formal languages for representing knowledge and supporting reasoning about it, is regarded as a suitable tool that supports the semantic web and enables its data to be both machine readable and machine understandable. Recently, several approaches on how to combine description logics with databases were proposed. In this thesis, we propose techniques for connecting databases with description logic reasoners effectively and completely, and describe the design and implementation of LAS (Large Abox Store), a DL application combining Aboxes reasoning and database query processing to perform efficient reasoning for Aboxes containing role assertions. With the goal to provide a user-friendly, scalable, and complete ontology query processor, we designed our system as an additional layer for the description logic reasoner---RACER.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Computer Science and Software Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Chen, Cui Ming
Pagination:vii, 94 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M. Comp. Sc.
Program:Computer Science and Software Engineering
Date:2005
Thesis Supervisor(s):Haarslev, Volker
ID Code:8495
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 14:26
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 14:27
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