Reducing OWL entailment to description logic satisfiability

Ian Horrocks, Peter Patel-Schneider


We show how to reduce ontology entailment for the OWL DL and OWL Lite ontology languages to knowledge base satisfiability in (respectively) the SHOIN(D) and SHIF(D) description logics. This is done by first establishing a correspondence between OWL ontologies and description logic knowledge bases and then by showing how knowledge base entailment can be reduced to knowledge base satisfiability.

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Type of Paper: Research Paper
Keywords: OWL Lite; Architecture; Knowledge
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