A Framework for Handling Revisions in Distributed Ontologies

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1145/1774088.1774388
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Proceedings titleSAC'10 Proceedings of the 2010 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
ConferenceSAC'10 25th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, March 22-26, 2010, Sierre, Switzerland
Pages14171422; # of pages: 6
SubjectInformation and Communications Technologies
AbstractOne of the important issues in ontology management is handling incoming updates and dealing with possible inconsistencies that they may induce. This is even more challenging in the context of a modular and distributed representation, because of the side-effects of the propagation of changes to the other connected or related ontologies. In this paper, we analyze the notion of ontology revision in a distributed ontology representation. We introduce a revision operator for distributed ontologies and show that it satisfies important postulates for knowledge base revision. In addition, based on a tableau algorithm for ALC ontologies, we propose an algorithm for applying the received changes and revising the original ontology through the proposed operator.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC); NRC Institute for Information Technology
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NPARC number15202361
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