OWL-Eu: Adding Customised Datatypes into OWL

  • Jeff Z. Pan
  • Ian Horrocks
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3532)


Although OWL is rather expressive, it has a very serious limitation on datatypes; i.e., it does not support customised datatypes. It has been pointed out that many potential users will not adopt OWL unless this limitation is overcome. Accordingly, the Semantic Web Best Practices and Development Working Group sets up a task force to address this issue. This paper makes the following two contributions: (i) it provides a brief summary of OWL-related datatype formalisms, and (ii) it provides a decidable extension of OWL DL, called OWL-Eu, that supports customised datatypes.


Description Logic Simple Type Concrete Domain Lexical Form Primitive Base 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeff Z. Pan
    • 1
  • Ian Horrocks
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceUniversity of ManchesterUK

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