Adding Integrity Constraints to the Semantic Web for Instance Data Evaluation

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Citation: Tao, J. 2010. Adding Integrity Constraints to the Semantic Web for Instance Data Evaluation. In Proceedings of ISWC 2010 (November 7-11 2010, Shanghai, China).

Presented at the ISWC 2010

Authors:Jiao Tao

Concepts: & Semantic Web


This paper presents our work on supporting evaluation of integrity constraint issues in semantic web instance data. We propose an alternative semantics for the ontology language, i.e., OWL, a decision procedure for constraint evaluation by query answering, and an approach of explaining and repairing integrity constraint violations by utilizing the justifications of conjunctive query answers


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June 29, 2011
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June 29, 2011
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