A Constraint Programming Based Approach to Detect Ontology Inconsistencies

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This paper proposes a constraint programming based approach to handle ontologies consistency, and more precisely user-defined consistencies. In practice, ontologies consistency is not still well handled in the current software environments. This is due to the algorithmic and language limitations of the tools developed to handle the consistency constraints. The idea of this paper is to tackle this problem by exploiting constraint programming which is proved to be efficient and provides various techniques to handle many types of constraints on different domains.

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