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OWL and Rules

a tutorial at OWLED2011, San Francisco, California, USA, June 2011

Speaker: Pascal Hitzler


The relationship between the Web Ontology Language OWL and rule-based formalisms has been the subject of many discussions and research investigations, some of them controversial. From the many attempts to reconcile the two paradigms, we present some of the newest developments. More precisely, we show which kind of rules can be modeled in the current version of OWL, and we show how OWL can be extended to incorporate rules without compromising OWL design principles.


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Speaker Biography

Pascal Hitzler is assistant professor at the Kno.e.sis Center at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. His research interests comprise Semantic Web, neural-symbolic integration, knowledge representation and reasoning, and mathematical foundations of artificial intelligence. For further information please see