An Object-Oriented Knowledge Base System for Reasoning about OWL Ontologies
Project Description
This project proposal is about the development of a system for reasoning and querying over semantic web ontologies, expressed as OWL-based documents. The development of this system will be based on an extending an existing system, called R-Device, which is a deductive object-oriented knowledge base system for querying and reasoning about RDF metadata. R-Device transforms RDF triples into objects of the CLIPS production system and uses a deductive rule language for querying and reasoning about them. This project will add value to the existing system by doing the following:
  • Add necessary code (in CLIPS) for transforming appropriately OWL/RDF triples into COOL objects and classes, simulating the class hierarchy of OWL
  • Extend the current rule base of R-Device, enabling it to handle the COOL classes and objects
  • Extend the rule language of the system to enable queries and inferences over the objects
  • Built a user interface for the final system. The interface can be either a locally installed software on the user’s computer or a web-based application for distant use of the system

Project Framework
Ukraine - Greece: Joint Research and Technology Programmes (2004 – 2006)
General Secretariat For Research & Technology
3rd Community Support Framework (2000 – 2006)
Operational Program «Competitiveness» (ÅPÁÍ)
Measure 4.3, Action
Project no: 148-ã


24 months (2005 - 2007)