Towards Representing FCA-based Ontologies in Semantic Web Rule Language

  • Jian Wang, Keqing He
  • Published 2006 in The Sixth IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (CIT'06)

Abstract

Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) has been widely applied in many fields recently. In this paper, we introduce how a domain ontology can be constructed based on FCA. The consequential ontology constructed in this way is graphically represented as a concept lattice. After constructing FCA-based ontologies, it is necessary to represent the FCAbased ontologies in a formalism for sharing and reasoning. Semantic Web Rule Language(SWRL), a W3C proposal, is an extension with Horn clause rules on OWL. We represent the FCA-based ontologies in SWRL with some extension, which can be more suitable for reasoning.

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