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Managing Uncertainty and Vagueness in Description Logics for the Semantic Web

18 Pages Posted: 3 Jul 2018 First Look: Accepted

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Thomas Lukasiewicz

University of Oxford - Computing Laboratory

Umberto Straccia

Italian National Research Council (CNR) - "Alessandro Faedo" Institute of Information Science and Technology (ISTI)

Abstract

Ontologies play a crucial role in the development of the Semantic Web as a means for defining shared terms in web resources. They are formulated in web ontology languages, which are based on expressive description logics. Significant research efforts in the semantic web community are recently directed towards representing and reasoning with uncertainty and vagueness in ontologies for the SemanticWeb. In this paper, we give an overview of approaches in this context to managing probabilistic uncertainty, possibilistic uncertainty, and vagueness in expressive description logics for the SemanticWeb.

Keywords: Description logics, Web ontology languages, Ontologies, Probabilistic uncertainty, Possibilistic uncertainty, Vagueness, Imprecision, Semantic Web

Suggested Citation

Lukasiewicz, Thomas and Straccia, Umberto, Managing Uncertainty and Vagueness in Description Logics for the Semantic Web (2008). Journal of Web Semantics First Look. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3199411 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3199411

Thomas Lukasiewicz (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Computing Laboratory ( email )

Wolfson Building
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Oxford, OX1 3QD
United Kingdom

Umberto Straccia

Italian National Research Council (CNR) - "Alessandro Faedo" Institute of Information Science and Technology (ISTI) ( email )

Via Giuseppe Moruzzi, 1
Pisa
Italy

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