An Approach to Description Logic with Support for Propositional Attitudes and Belief Fusion

Matthias Nickles, R Cobos

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Abstract

In the (Semantic) Web, the existence or producibility of certain, consensually agreed or authoritative knowledge cannot be assumed, and criteria to judge the trustability and reputation of knowledge sources may not be given. These issues give rise to formalizations of web information which factor in heterogeneous and possibly inconsistent assertions and intentions, and make such heterogeneity explicit and manageable for reasoning mechanisms. Such approaches call provide valuable meta-knowledge in contemporary application fields, like open or distributed ontologies, social software, ranking and recommender systems, and domains with a high amount of controversies, such as politics and culture. As an approach to this, we introduce a lean formalism for the Semantic Web which allows for the explicit representation of controversial individual and group opinions and goals by means of so-called social contexts, and optionally for the probabilistic belief merging of uncertain or conflicting statements. Doing so, our approach generalizes concepts such as provenance annotation and voting in the context of ontologies and other kinds of Semantic Web knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web 1
EditorsP C G daCosta, C dAmato, N Fanizzi, K B Laskey, K J Laskey, T Lukasiewicz, Matthias Nickles, M Pool
Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
PublisherSpringer
Pages124-142
Number of pages19
Volume5327 NAI
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-89765-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-89764-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event6th International Semantic Web Conference/2nd Asian Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2007/ASWC 2007) - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 11 Nov 200715 Nov 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Volume5327

Conference

Conference6th International Semantic Web Conference/2nd Asian Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2007/ASWC 2007)
Abbreviated titleISWC 2007/ASWC 2007
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityBusan
Period11/11/0715/11/07

Keywords

  • Context Logic
  • OWL
  • Knowledge Integration
  • Provenance Annotation
  • Semantic Web
  • Voting

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