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Principles and Practice of Semantic Web Reasoning : International Workshop, Ppswr 2003, Mumbai, India, December 8, 2003, Proceedings - Francois Bry

Principles and Practice of Semantic Web Reasoning

International Workshop, Ppswr 2003, Mumbai, India, December 8, 2003, Proceedings

By: Francois Bry (Editor), Nicola Henze (Editor), Jan Maluszynski (Editor)

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The Semantic Web is a major endeavor aimed at enriching the existing Web withmetadataandprocessingmethodssoastoprovideWeb-basedsystemswith advanced(so-calledintelligent)capabilities, inparticularwithcontext-awareness and decision support. The advanced capabilities striven for in most Semantic Web application s- narios primarily call for reasoning. Reasoning capabilities are o?ered by exi- ing Semantic Web languages, such as BPEL4WS, BPML, ConsVISor, DAML-S, JTP, TRIPLE, and others. These languages, however, were developed mostly from functionality-centered (e.g., ontology reasoning or access validation) or application-centered (e.g., Web service retrieval and composition) perspectives. A perspective centered on the reasoning techniques (e.g., forward or backward chaining, tableau-like methods, constraint reasoning, etc.) complementing the above-mentioned activities appears desirable for Semantic Web systems and - plications. The workshop on "Principles and Practice of Semantic Web Reas- ing," which took place on December 8, 2003, in Mumbai, India, was the ?rst of a series of scienti?c meetings devoted to such a perspective. JustasthecurrentWebisinherentlyheterogeneousindataformatsanddata semantics, the Semantic Web will be inherently heterogeneous in its reasoning forms.Indeed, anysingleformof reasoningturnsouttobeirrealin theSemantic Web. For example, ontology reasoning in general relies on monotonic negation (for the metadata often can be fully speci?ed), while databases, Web databases, and Web-based information systems call for non-monotonic reasoning (for one would not specify non-existing trains in a railway timetable); constraint reas- ing is needed when dealing with time (for time intervals have to be dealt with), while(forwardand/orbackward)chainingisthereasoningofchoicewhencoping with database-like views (for views, i.e., virtual data, can be derived from actual data using operations such as join and projections).

Composing Frameworks and Components for Families of Semantic Web Applicationsp. 1
Semantic Web Logic Programming Toolsp. 16
Web Rules Need Two Kinds of Negationp. 33
Towards the Adaptive Semantic Webp. 51
On Reasoning on Time and Location on the Webp. 69
Reasoning about Communicating Agents in the Semantic Webp. 84
A Visual Language for Web Querying and Reasoningp. 99
XML Document Adaptation Queries (XDAQ): An Approach to Adaptation Reasoning Using Web Query Languagesp. 113
On Types for XML Query Language Xcerptp. 128
Integrating Description Logics and Answer Set Programmingp. 146
Extracting Mathematical Semantics from [actual symbol not reproducible] Documentsp. 160
Reasoning Attempto Controlled Englishp. 174
Systematics and Architecture for a Resource Representing Knowledge about Named Entitiesp. 189
Author Indexp. 209
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ISBN: 9783540205821
ISBN-10: 3540205829
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 25th November 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.32