RDFS(FA): A DL-ised Sub-language of RDFS

Jeff Z Pan, Ian Horrocks

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Abstract

Description Logics (DLs), as a field of research, form a formal foundation of first-order semantic Web ontology languages, such as DAML+OIL and OWL. The Semantic Web will build on XML’s ability to define customized tagging schemes and RDF(S)’s flexible approach to representing data. RDF Schema (RDFS), however, has a non-standard metamodeling architecture, which makes some elements in the model have dual roles in the RDFS specification. As a result, the specification of its semantics requires a non-standard model theory, RDF MT. This leads to semantic problems when trying to layer DL-based and other conventional firstorder Web ontology languages on top of RDFS. In this paper we suggest layering Web ontology languages on top of RDFS(FA), a sub-language of RDFS, which is based on a (relatively) standard model-theoretic semantics. We will also compare this approach with the existing RDF Model Theory and show how their semantics relate to the semantics of OWL, a newly developed Web ontology language by W3C.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2003 International Workshop on Description Logics
EditorsDiego Calvanese, Giuseppe De Giacomo, Enrico Franconi
PublisherCEUR-WS.org
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2003
Event2003 International Workshop on Description Logics - Rome, Italy
Duration: 5 Sep 20037 Sep 2003
Conference number: 16
http://dl.kr.org/dl2003/

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
PublisherCEUR-WS.org
Volume81
ISSN (Electronic)1613-0073

Workshop

Workshop2003 International Workshop on Description Logics
Abbreviated titleDL 2003
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRome
Period5/09/037/09/03
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