Knowledge Representation, Ontologies, and the Semantic Web

  • Evimaria Terzi
  • Athena Vakali
  • Mohand-Saïd Hacid
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2642)


A unified representation for web data and web resources, is absolutely necessary in nowdays large scale Internet data management systems. This representation will allow for the machines to meaningfully process the available information and provide semantically correct answers to imposed queries. Ontologies are expected to play an important role towards this direction of web technology which defines the so called, Semantic Web. The goal of this paper is to provide an overview of the Knowledge Representation (KR) techniques and languages that can be used as standards in the Semantic Web.


Knowledge Representation Resource Description Framework Description Logic Ontological Commitment Ontology Language 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evimaria Terzi
    • 1
  • Athena Vakali
    • 1
  • Mohand-Saïd Hacid
    • 2
  1. 1.Informatics Dpt.Aristotle UniversityThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Laboratoire d’Ingénierie des Systèmes d’InformationUniversité Claude Bernard Lyon 1VilleurbanneFrance

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