N. Bassiliades, G. Antoniou, I. Vlahavas, “DR-DEVICE: A Defeasible Logic RDF Rule Language”, 3rd International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC2004), Demonstrations Program, Hiroshima, Japan, 7-11 Nov. 2004, 2004.
Author(s): Nick Bassiliades, G. Antoniou, I. Vlahavas
Keywords: Rules, Semantic Web Reasoning, RDF, Defeasible Logic, Rule Markup Languages.
Abstract: Defeasible reasoning is a rule-based approach for efficient reasoning with incomplete and inconsistent information. Such reasoning is, among others, useful for ontology integration, where conflicting information arises naturally; and for the modeling of business rules and policies, where rules with exceptions are often used. In this demonstration we pre-sent a prototype system for defeasible reasoning on the Web. The system is called DR-DEVICE and is capable of reasoning about RDF metadata over multiple Web sources using defeasible logic rules. The system is implemented on top of CLIPS production rule system and builds upon R-DEVICE, an earlier deductive rule system over RDF metadata that also supports derived attribute and aggregate attribute rules. Rules can be expressed either in a native CLIPS-like language, or in an extension of the OO-RuleML syntax. The operational semantics of defeasible logic are implemented through compilation into the generic rule language of R-DEVICE. This demonstration includes a complete use case of a semantic web broker that reasons about apartment renting.