Approximating terminological queries

Heiner Stuckenschmidt*, Frank Van Harmelen

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Current proposals for languages to encode terminological knowledge in intelligent systems support logical reasoning for answering user queries about objects and classes. An application of these languages on the World Wide Web, however, is hampered by the limitations of logical reasoning in terms ofefficiency and flexibility. In this paper we describe, how techniques from approximate reasoning can be used to overcome these problems. We discuss terminological knowledge and approximate reasoning in general and show the benefits ofapproximate reasoning using the example ofbuilding and maintaining semantic catalogues that can be used to query resource locations based on object classes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFlexible Query Answering Systems - 5th International Conference, FQAS 2002, Proceedings
Number of pages15
Volume2522 LNAI
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event5th International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems, FQAS 2002 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 27 Oct 200229 Oct 2002

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2522 LNAI
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


Conference5th International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems, FQAS 2002


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