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Knowledge representation and reasoning on the Semantic Web is done by means of ontologies. While the quest for suitable ontology languages is still ongoing, OWL [5] has been established as a core standard. It comes in three flavours, as OWL Full, OWL DL and OWL Lite, where OWL Full contains OWL DL, which in turn contains OWL Lite. The latter two coincide semantically with certain description logics and can thus be considered fragments of first-order predicate logic.


Presented at the 12th Workshop on Automated Reasoning, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 29-30, 2005.