Coupling tableau algorithms for the DL SROIQ with completion-based saturation procedures
FakultätFakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften und Informatik
Ressourcen- / MedientypBericht, Text
Datum der Freischaltung2014-11-03
Nowadays, saturation-based reasoners for the OWL EL profile are able to handle large ontologies such as SNOMED very efficiently. However, saturation-based reasoning procedures become incomplete if the ontology is extended with axioms that use features of more expressive Description Logics, e.g., disjunctions. Tableau-based procedures, on the other hand, are not limited to a specific OWL profile, but even highly optimised reasoners might not be efficient enough to handle large ontologies such as SNOMED. In this paper, we present an approach for tightly coupling tableau- and saturation-based procedures that we implement in the OWL DL reasoner Konclude. Our detailed evaluation shows that this combination significantly improves the reasoning performance on a wide range of ontologies.
Web ontology language