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dc.contributor.authorDong, JS
dc.contributor.authorFeng, Y
dc.contributor.authorLi, YF
dc.contributor.authorTan, CKY
dc.contributor.authorWadhwa, B
dc.contributor.authorWang, HH
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-26T06:47:41Z
dc.date.available2018-06-26T06:47:41Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1614-5046
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11334-015-0243-9
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/172881
dc.description.abstractAs the Semantic Web is an open, complex and constantly evolving medium, it is the norm, but not exception that information at different sites is incomplete or inconsistent. This poses challenges for the engineering and development of agent systems on the Semantic Web, since autonomous software agents need to understand, process and aggregate this information. Ontology language OWL provides core language constructs to semantically markup resources on the Semantic Web, on which software agents interact and cooperate to accomplish complex tasks. However, as OWL was designed on top of (a subset of) classic predicate logic, it lacks the ability to reason about inconsistent or incomplete information. Belief-augmented Frames (BAF) is a frame-based logic system that associates with each frame a supporting and a refuting belief value. In this paper, we propose a new ontology language Belief-augmented OWL (BOWL) by integrating OWL DL and BAF to incorporate the notion of confidence. BOWL is paraconsistent, hence it can perform useful reasoning services in the presence of inconsistencies and incompleteness. We define the abstract syntax and semantics of BOWL by extending those of OWL. We have proposed reasoning algorithms for various reasoning tasks in the BOWL framework and we have implemented the algorithms using the constraint logic programming framework. One example in the sensor fusion domain is presented to demonstrate the application of BOWL.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom203
dc.relation.ispartofpageto215
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInnovations in Systems and Software Engineering
dc.relation.ispartofvolume11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchComputer Software not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode080399
dc.titleBOWL: augmenting the Semantic Web with beliefs
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.rights.copyright© 2015 Springer London. This is an electronic version of an article published in Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 203–215, 2015. Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering is available online at: http://link.springer.com/ with the open URL of your article.
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gro.griffith.authorDong, Jin-Song


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