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The Description Logic Handbook
Theory, Implementation and Applications

2nd Edition

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D. Nardi, R. J. Brachman, F. Baader, W. Nutt, F. M. Donini, U. Sattler, D. Calvanese, R. Mölitor, G. De Giacomo, R. Küsters, F. Wolter, D. L. McGuinness, P. F. Patel-Schneider, R. Möller, V. Haarslev, I. Horrocks, A. Borgida, C. Welty, A. Rector, E. Franconi, M. Lenzerini, R. Rosati
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  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521150118

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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.

    • 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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    Reviews & endorsements

    "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."
    Shrisha Rao, Computing Reviews

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521150118
    • length: 624 pages
    • dimensions: 248 x 175 x 31 mm
    • weight: 1.09kg
    • contains: 44 b/w illus. 14 tables
    • availability: Available
  • 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

  • Editors

    Franz Baader, Technische Universität, Dresden
    Franz Baader is a Professor in the Institute of Theoretical Computer Science at TU Dresden.

    Diego Calvanese, Freie Universität Bozen, Bolzano
    Diego Calvanese is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Computer Science at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.

    Deborah L. McGuinness, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York
    Deborah L. McGuinness is Tetherless World Senior Constellation Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), New York.

    Daniele Nardi, Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza', Italy
    Daniele Nardi is Professor of Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Informatics at Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza', Italy.

    Peter F. Patel-Schneider , AT&T Bell Laboratories, New Jersey
    Peter F. Patel-Schneider is a member of technical staff in the Computing and Software Principles Research Department of the Enabling Computing Technologies Domain at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ, USA.


    D. Nardi, R. J. Brachman, F. Baader, W. Nutt, F. M. Donini, U. Sattler, D. Calvanese, R. Mölitor, G. De Giacomo, R. Küsters, F. Wolter, D. L. McGuinness, P. F. Patel-Schneider, R. Möller, V. Haarslev, I. Horrocks, A. Borgida, C. Welty, A. Rector, E. Franconi, M. Lenzerini, R. Rosati

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