Part-Whole Reasoning in an Object-Centered Framework

  • Patrick Lambrix

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1771)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 1771)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Background

    1. Pages 5-9
    2. Pages 11-20
    3. Pages 21-30
  3. Theory

  4. Application Areas

  5. Application

  6. Conclusion

    1. Pages 169-174
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 177-195

About this book


In this book, the author develops an object-centered framework with specialized support of the part-of relation based on description logics. These logics are a family of object-centered knowledge representation languages tailored for describing knowledge about concepts and is-a hierarchies of these concepts. In addition to the representation and reasoning facilities provided by description logics for is-a, representation and reasoning facilities are introduced for part-of. Finally, the feasibility and the usefulness of the approach is demonstrated by applying the framework to various areas including domain modeling, agent-oriented scenarios, document management and retrieval, and composite concept learning.


Conceptual Structures Knowledge Representation Machine Learning Object Databases Object-Centered Frameworks Object-Oriented Reasoning description logics learning modeling object

Authors and affiliations

  • Patrick Lambrix
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information ScienceUniversity of LinköpingLinköpingSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-67225-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46440-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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