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Extracting Modules from Ontologies: A Logic−Based Approach

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The ability to extract meaningful fragments from an ontology is essential for ontology reuse. We propose a definition of a module that guarantees to completely capture the meaning of a given set of terms, i.e., to include all axioms relevant to the meaning of these terms. We show that the problem of determining whether a subset of an ontology is a module for a given vocabulary is undecidable even for OWL DL. Given these negative results, we propose sufficient conditions for a for a fragment o...

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Pages:
159-186
Publication date:
2009-01-01
URN:
uuid:0d0d57e7-e71d-4223-b051-8ea829ce2704
Local pid:
cs:3234
ISBN:
978-3-642-01906-7

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