OWL-Eu: Adding customised datatypes into OWL

Jeff Z. Pan, Ian Horrocks

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Although OWL is rather expressive, it has a very serious limitation on datatypes; i.e., it does not support customised datatypes. It has been pointed out that many potential users will not adopt OWL unless this limitation is overcome, and the W3C Semantic Web Best Practices and Development Working Group has set up a task force to address this issue. This paper makes the following two contributions: (i) it provides a brief summary of OWL-related datatype formalisms, and (ii) it provides a decidable extension of OWL DL, called OWL-Eu, that supports customised datatypes. A detailed proof of the decidability of OWL-Eu is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-39
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Web Semantics
Issue number1
Early online date30 Sept 2005
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Ontologies
  • Semantic Web
  • Description Logics
  • Customised Datatypes
  • Unary datatype groups


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