Exchanging OWL 2 QL Knowledge Bases

21 Apr 2013  ·  Marcelo Arenas, Elena Botoeva, Diego Calvanese, Vladislav Ryzhikov ·

Knowledge base exchange is an important problem in the area of data exchange and knowledge representation, where one is interested in exchanging information between a source and a target knowledge base connected through a mapping. In this paper, we study this fundamental problem for knowledge bases and mappings expressed in OWL 2 QL, the profile of OWL 2 based on the description logic DL-Lite_R. More specifically, we consider the problem of computing universal solutions, identified as one of the most desirable translations to be materialized, and the problem of computing UCQ-representations, which optimally capture in a target TBox the information that can be extracted from a source TBox and a mapping by means of unions of conjunctive queries. For the former we provide a novel automata-theoretic technique, and complexity results that range from NP to EXPTIME, while for the latter we show NLOGSPACE-completeness.

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