The Description Logic Handbook
Theory, Implementation and Applications
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- Franz Baader, Technische Universität, Dresden
- Diego Calvanese, Freie Universität Bozen, Bolzano
- Deborah L. McGuinness, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York
- Daniele Nardi, Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza', Italy
- Peter F. Patel-Schneider , AT&T Bell Laboratories, New Jersey
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Description logics are embodied in several knowledge-based systems and are used to develop various real-life applications. Now in paperback, The Description Logic Handbook provides a thorough account of the subject, covering all aspects of research in this field, namely: theory, implementation, and applications. Its appeal will be broad, ranging from more theoretically oriented readers, to those with more practically oriented interests who need a sound and modern understanding of knowledge representation systems based on description logics. As well as general revision throughout the book, this new edition presents a new chapter on ontology languages for the semantic web, an area of great importance for the future development of the web. In sum, the book will serve as a unique resource for the subject, and can also be used for self-study or as a reference for knowledge representation and artificial intelligence courses.Read more
- Only comprehensive introduction to description logics - this new edition includes a chapter on ontology languages for the semantic web
- Full coverage of all aspects of the subject: theory, implementation and applications
- A modern perspective on knowledge (frame) based systems
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"On the whole, this book is a valuable resource for any scientist or institution working in areas related to applications implementation. As an anthology of essays written by top scholars in the field, it is generally very well put together."
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- Edition: 2nd Edition
- Date Published: April 2010
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511717383
- contains: 44 b/w illus. 14 tables
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
1. An introduction to description logics D. Nardi and R. J. Brachman
Part I. Theory:
2. Basic description logics F. Baader and W. Nutt
3. Complexity of reasoning F. M. Donini
4. Relationships with other formalisms U. Sattler, D. Calvanese and R. Molitor
5. Expressive description logics D. Calvanese and G. De Giacomo
6. Extensions to description logics F. Baader, R. Küsters and F. Wolter
Part II. Implementation:
7. From description logic provers to knowledge representation systems D. L. McGuinness and P. F. Patel-Schneider
8. Description logics systems R. Möller and V. Haarslev
9. Implementation and optimisation techniques I. Horrocks
Part III. Applications:
10. Conceptual modeling with description logics A. Borgida and R. J. Brachman
11. Software engineering C. Welty
12. Configuration D. L. McGuinness
13. Medical informatics A. Rector
14. Ontology languages for the semantic web I. Horrocks, P. F. Patel-Schneider, D. L. McGuinness and C. Welty
15. Natural language processing E. Franconi
16. Description logics for data bases A. Borgida, M. Lenzerini and R. Rosati
Appendix. Description logic terminology F. Baader
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