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Title: A Graphical Rule Authoring Tool for Defeasible Reasoning in the Semantic Web
Author(s): N. Bassiliades, E. Kontopoulos, G. Antoniou, I. Vlahavas.
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Keywords: Graphical Rule Editor, Defeasible Logic, Rule Markup Languages, Semantic Web Reasoning, RDF Schema.
Appeared in: 10th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics (PCI 2005), P. Bozanis and E.N. Houstis (Eds.), Springer-Verlag, LNCS 3746, Volos, Greece, 11-13 November, 2005.
Abstract: Defeasible reasoning is a rule-based approach for efficient reasoning with incomplete and inconsistent information. Such reasoning is useful for many applications in the Semantic Web, such as policies and business rules, agent brokering and negotiation, ontology and knowledge merging, etc. However, the syntax of defeasible logic may appear too complex for many users. In this paper we present a graphical authoring tool for defeasible logic rules that acts as a shell for the DR-DEVICE defeasible reasoning system over RDF metadata. The tool helps users to develop a rule base using the OO-RuleML syntax of DR-DEVICE rules, by constraining the allowed vocabulary through analysis of the input RDF namespaces, so that the user does not have to type-in class and property names. Rule visualization follows the tree model of RuleML. The DR-DEVICE reasoning system is implemented on top of the CLIPS production rule system and builds upon an earlier deductive rule system over RDF metadata that also supports derived attribute and aggregate attribute rules.