Bernardo Cuenca Grau (Committee Member), Pascal Hitzler (Advisor), MIchael Raymer (Committee Member), Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan (Committee Member)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
We characterize two fragments of Horn Description Logics and we define two specialized reasoning algorithms that effectively solve the standard reasoning tasks over each of such fragments. We believe our work to be of general interest since (1) a rather large proportion of real-world Horn ontologies belong to some of these two fragments and (2) the implementations based on our reasoning approach significantly outperform state-of-the-art reasoners. Claims (1) and (2) are extensively proven via empirically evaluation.
Department or Program
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Year Degree Awarded
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