Description logics (DLs) is a family of knowledge representation (KR) languages which represent knowledge in a domain of interest using formal, logic-based semantics through knowledge bases (KBs) containing general assertions of describing relevant concepts - hence, the term description - and specific assertions about individuals and relationships among them.
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Encyclopedia entry to appear.
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