A Review of Approaches for Representing RCC8 in OWL

Frederik Hogenboom, Flavius Frasincar, U Kaymak

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This paper investigates several approaches for qualitative spatial knowledge representation on the Semantic Web, by using RCC8 relations. We discuss several issues arising when representing RCC8 in OWL DL, e.g., the lack of required features like role reflexivity, role Boolean operators, and role inclusion axioms. We conclude that, although some of these features are to be included in the new version of the OWL standard, OWL 2, this language still lacks the expressive power to support role negations, conjunctions, and disjunctions, and complex role inclusion axioms.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2010
EventTwenty-Fifth Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2010) - Sierre, Switzerland
Duration: 22 Mar 201026 Mar 2010


ConferenceTwenty-Fifth Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2010)
CitySierre, Switzerland


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