Free University of Bolzano/Bozen
Faculty of Computer Science
Master of Science in Computer Science

Knowledge Representation and Ontologies

Lectures Notes A.Y. 2011/2012

Prof. Diego Calvanese


  1. Course overview
  2. Modeling information through ontologies [pdf]
    1. Introduction to ontologies
    2. Using logic for representing knowledge
    3. Ontology languages
    4. UML class diagrams as FOL ontologies
  3. Description Logics [pdf]
    1. Brief introduction to computational complexity
    2. Introduction to Description Logics
    3. Description Logics and UML Class Diagrams
  4. Query answering in databases and ontologies [pdf]
    1. Query answering in databases
    2. Querying databases and ontologies
    3. Query answering in Description Logics
  5. Ontology based data access [pdf]
    1. The DL-Lite family of tractable Description Logics
    2. Linking ontologies to relational data
  6. Reasoning in the DL-Lite family [pdf]
    1. TBox reasoning
    2. TBox & ABox reasoning and query answering
    3. Beyond DL-Lite
  7. Reasoning in the ALC family [pdf]
    1. Properties of ALC
    2. Reasoning over ALC concept expressions
    3. Reasoning over ALC knowledge bases
    4. Extensions of ALC
    5. Reasoning in extensions of ALC
    6. SHOIQ and SROIQ

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