Provided by: Free University of Bolzano
Topic: Data Management
Date Added: May 2007
The research community has noted the need to retrieve the instance level of an ontology from bulk data stored in external data sources (e.g., a relational database), in order to delegate to the external source all aspects of the actual management of the data. To achieve this, several methodologies have been recently developed to represent and reason about what the people call here Ontologies with Linking Axioms. However, existing DL reasoners cannot properly deal with such ontologies.