Part-Whole Reasoning in an Object-Centered Framework

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Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 23, 2000 - Computers - 183 pages
In this book, the author develops an object-centered framework with specialized support of the part-of relation based on description logics. These logics are a family of object-centered knowledge representation languages tailored for describing knowledge about concepts and is-a hierarchies of these concepts. In addition to the representation and reasoning facilities provided by description logics for is-a, representation and reasoning facilities are introduced for part-of. Finally, the feasibility and the usefulness of the approach is demonstrated by applying the framework to various areas including domain modeling, agent-oriented scenarios, document management and retrieval, and composite concept learning.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
6
2 Description Logics
11
3 Composite Objects
21
4 Partof in Description Logics
31
5 A Framework for Partof Reasoning in Description Logics
41
6 Extending the Framework
54
7 Comparison of the Framework with Other Approaches
99
8 Domain Modeling in an AgentOriented Application
103
10 Learning Composite Concepts
130
11 Document Search Using Content Structure and Properties
145
12 Conclusion
166
References
175
A New User Functions
189
B Query Language
192
C Symbols
194
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9 Document Management
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