Importing from functional knowledge bases - A preview

Alex Borgida, Fausto Giunchiglia

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We review several proposals for reusing knowledge from existing ontologies by importing concepts and related axioms, which start from a set ω of "identifiers of interest". In order to compare these and other potential proposals, we offer a formal definition of the notion of "importing knowledge" based on Levesque's functional characterization of knowledge bases using a Tell/Ask interface. This definition is parameterized by a set A of Ask operators. In this preliminary work we consider ways in which this definition can be used to capture aspects of prior proposals, and therefore provide a framework for comparison between them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8P
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
StatePublished - 2007
Event2nd International Workshop on Modular Ontologies, WoMO 2007 - Whistler, BC, Canada
Duration: Oct 28 2007Oct 28 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)


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