Towards Contextualized Rule Repositories for the Semantic Web

F. Burgstaller, C. Schütz, B. Neumayr, D. Steiner, M. Schrefl
Burg17c (2017)
Joint Proceedings of the Web Stream Processing Workshop (WSP 2017) and the 2nd International Workshop on Ontology Modularity, Contextuality, and Evolution (WOMoCoE 2017) co-located with 16th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2017), October 21-25, 2017 (Oct. 22nd, 2017), Vienna, Austria, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Vol. 1936, Online:, open Access, peer reviewed, pp. 98-109, 2017.
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Abstract (English)

Central to the semantic web are ontologies: shared conceptualizations of domains of interest expressed in an ontology language such as OWL. Rule languages complement ontology languages. For large heterogeneous bodies of knowledge on the semantic web, contextualized knowledge repositories facilitate the organization of ontological concepts. In this paper we propose a similar mechanism – contextualized rule repositories – for organizing and executing large sets of context-specific rules. We investigate feasibility of a SPARQL Inferencing Notation (SPIN) based implementation using a real-world use case from the aeronautical domain. Furthermore, we compare SPIN-based contextualized rule repositories to a context-unaware SPIN implementation.

Keywords: Context, ontology, business rules, SPIN